Paul James Zechman

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Meaning and Chaos

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson discuss science, religion, archetypes, mythology, and the perennial problem …

Jordan Peterson

Oldest fossil ever found on Earth shows organisms thrived 4.2bn years ago – and provides strongest evidence yet for similar life on Mars

It’s life, but not as we know it. The oldest fossil ever discovered on Earth shows that organisms were thriving 4.2 billion years ago, hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.<p>The microscopic bacteria, which were smaller than the width of a human hair, were found in rock …

Trent University

NASA scientist: Earth is overdue for a dinosaur-killing asteroid strike, and we're woefully unprepared

At the annual meeting of American Geophysical Union last week, the Guardian reports that Dr Joseph Nuth, a researcher with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said that Earth is woefully unprepared for an asteroid strike. We're particularly defenceless if it's the size of the one that is thought to …

Asteroids

Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and “watch” it melt

For the first time, MIT physicists have observed a highly ordered crystal of electrons in a semiconducting material and documented its melting, much …

Quantum Physics

'Fluffy' Seeds Grow Into Baby Planets

The world's most powerful radio observatory has spied on the fluffy microscopic dust particles that will go on to form the building blocks of planets …

Universe

Binary Stars To Merge, Explode In 2022, First Of Its Kind Scientific Prediction Says

If a first of its kind scientific prediction turns out to be right, not just astronomers but everyone on Earth will be able to witness an unusual and …

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Archaeologists accidentally discover dozens of ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project had intended to find out how quickly water levels rose in the Black Sea after the last Ice Age, but the …

No, The Universe Is Not Expanding at an Accelerated Rate, Say Physicists

This could change everything.<p>Back in 2011, three astronomers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery that the Universe wasn't …

There are 10 times more galaxies in our universe than we'd estimated

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turns out we were wrong; there <i>aren't</i> 200 billion galaxies in the universe.<p>It's more like 2 trillion.<p>Yes, TRILLION!<p>That's the latest from NASA, which announced Thursday the number of galaxies in our observable universe is 10 times higher than previously projected.<p>This revelation was …

Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry: After Mesons, Hints Of Charge-Parity Violation Detected In Baryons

Where is all the antimatter?<p>That is the question that physicists have, for the longest time, tried to find the answer to. So far, though, they have …

Where Is the Rest of the Universe?

Most of the universe is made up of "stuff" that is invisible, possibly intangible and interacts with other things only via the force of gravity. Oh, …

Dark Matter

'Galactic fossil' of early Milky Way discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 12 billion years old, Terzan 5 looks pretty good for its age.<p>And for the curious, this living galactic fossil looks nothing like Knowhere, the gigantic celestial head on the edge of the universe seen in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" film. Rather, this fossil is made of gas and stars …

“Coral Colors” Short Film Reveals the Stunning Aliens of Our Oceans

You’ve probably heard the old line about how we know more about space than we do our own oceans, but whether or not that’s true doesn’t matter when …

Micky Dolenz Remembers 50 Years of Music, Madness and Good Times with the Monkees

When was the last time you thought about <i>The Iron Horse</i>? Or <i>The Time Tunnel</i>? How about <i>The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.</i>? All are television shows that premiered …

Music

The Definition of Quantum Everything

Shares 182<p>In an earlier article we talked about 10 companies working on quantum computing and promised our lovely readers a follow up article on …

RPG Creator is Exactly What it Sounds Like

I tend to never think that I can do things better than the pros. That’s especially true for games, since I know next to nothing about code. So when …

Rosetta landing: Comet-chasing probe makes final touchdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Rosetta space probe has crash-landed on the surface of a distant comet, ending a remarkable 12-year mission that made a series of breakthrough discoveries.<p>It was the final act of an epic project to chase a comet in its orbit around the sun, put a sister spacecraft on the surface and …

Space

Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert

One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said Friday, offering a fresh clue about the …

The Odds of a Major Earthquake Near LA Just Skyrocketed

There's an "earthquake swarm" happening.<p>Southern California geologists warn the LA area from time to time that there's real science to back up the local legend known as The Big One: a giant, overpass-snapping earthquake that's supposedly always on the horizon. But the warnings aren't usually as …

The Mystery of a Newly Discovered 'Dark Galaxy'

The surprise detection of a massive, Milky Way-size system mostly made of dark matter is changing astronomers’ ideas about how galaxies form.<p>Among the thousand-plus galaxies in the Coma cluster, a massive clump of matter some 300 million light-years away, is at least one—and maybe a few …

Dark Matter

Best Old-School Pizza Shops in Philly

• Sometimes simple inspirations go a long way, especially in the world of strip-mall pizza purveyors. At <b>Charlie’s Pizzeria</b> in Norristown, the oven …

Shanghai restaurant closes day after getting Michelin star

<b>A Shanghai restaurant has closed down a day after being awarded a Michelin star, reportedly because it lacked the necessary licences to operate.</b><p>The Taian Table, which opened in April and served Western dishes, was described by Michelin as "graceful" and praised for its "clever recipes".<p>But …

Hospitality