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The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

Improving Your Posture | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical training program used by</i> …

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These Breathtaking Shots Will Make You Appreciate the Night Sky Like Never Before

Russian landscape photographer Daniel Kordan travels around the world and captures the most breathtaking shots of the planet's natural wonders. You might also recognize his work in Apple products, like the background photo in OS X Yosemite.<p>Our favorites by far, however, are his awe-inducing photos …

How to Be More Self-Motivated | The Art of Manliness

After I graduated from law school, Kate and I decided to move to Vermont for an indefinite stretch of time. The trip was spontaneous and done just …

Motivation

Podcast #197: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking | The Art of Manliness

What does it mean to live a “life of the mind”?<p>Why is it important that we make time to ponder and contemplate the heftier ideas of what it means to …

As important as Darwin

<b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks.<p>Latest stories<p>As America ages, it is sleeping longer and …

Max Planck, originator of quantum theory, tormented by war and personal loss

Planck<i><br>Brandon R. Brown</i><i><br>Oxford Univ., $29.95</i><p>Scientists are products of their times and their culture. Some see beyond those constraints. Some are …

Quantum Physics

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

Universe

New Hubble views of earliest galaxies

The largest sample yet of the faintest and earliest known galaxies in the universe, revealed by Hubble. Some formed just 600 million years after the …

The amazing life of Albert Einstein, an underestimated genius whose childhood nickname was 'the dopey one'

His opinions on race, politics, and war were also incredibly progressive for their time. Some even say that we will never see the likes of another Einstein again.<p>Here's how a man, who "had no understanding of how to relate to people," became history's most beloved scientist.

Physics

X-Ray Observations from the Milky Way's Core Offer Yet Another Dark Matter Tease

But not much more.<p>Physicists from Leiden University in the Netherlands have isolated a new x-ray signal indicative of distant dark matter. Their conclusion, which is described in a paper accepted for publication in the <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, is based on data collected by the European Space …

11 unforgettable, award-winning space photos of 2015

The beauty of a total solar eclipse seen in person is difficult to capture on film, but the winning photo of a 2015 astrophotography competition does …

The Winners Of The Best Astronomy Images Of The Year Are Brilliantly Breathtaking

French photographer Luc Jamet's image of the total solar eclipse in Svalbard has won this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 award.<p>The …

Scientists Discover New Fundamental Property of Light—150 Years After Maxwell

Light plays a vital role in our everyday lives, and technologies based on light are all around us. So we might expect that our understanding of light …

Quantum Physics

Liquid Media: Hawaii Design and Marketing

Our servers are hosted and maintained by Liquid Web. Hosting costs are billed anually at in the first week of the year, we like to keep it simple, …

Web Servers

Watch Russell Brand Interview Quantum Physicist Dr. John Hagelin: It’s Great When Celebrities Do This

Popular writer and scholar Graham Hancock once said that we’re like a species with amnesia, and it’s true, the origins of the human race, and the …

Science: Best long reads of 2014 (part two)

<b>The second part of a festive collection of some of the best reads from the BBC Science and Environment team this year.</b><p><b>Is our Sun falling silent? By Rebecca Morelle</b><p>In January, Rebecca Morelle examined what might be behind the current, baffling silence of the Sun. Our parent star is usually a …

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New Doubt About Dark Matter

Tantalizing ‘signals’ from a handful of recent high-energy searches for dark matter are more likely the product of conventional astrophysics than the first tentative detections of the universe’s missing mass, say skeptical astrophysicists.<p>“A decade ago, no [one] would make these claims without …

How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

Revealing the quantum geometry of the graphene lattice

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Among the most revolutionary concepts of modern physics is that the laws of nature are inherently non-local. One striking …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths | @GrrlScientist

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

The year in reviews: Five books that stood out in 2014

One feature of the <i>Physics Today</i> Book Reviews section is its technical and topical diversity. Our content ranges from popularizations to advanced …

Physics

Michio Kaku: Mr Parallel Universe

<b>Our universe is doomed, says Professor Michio Kaku. Fortunately, he's working on several escape routes: time travel, wormholes, and another universe entirely. The physicist on a mission to 'read the mind of God' shares his (very) deep thoughts with Nigel Farndale. Photograph by Rick Giles</b><p>There is a …

Feynman diagram

A <b>Feynman diagram</b> is a diagram that shows what happens when elementary particles collide.[1]<p>Feynman diagrams are used in quantum mechanics. A Feynman …

Why time can’t move backwards; Physicists Explain

We can’t avoid the passing of time. Time is what keeps things from happening at once. Time always tick forward, but why not backwards? Why do we …

Why Time Can't Go Backward: Physicists Explain

“<i>Time is what keeps everything from happening at once,</i>” wrote Ray Cummings in his 1922 science fiction novel “The Girl in the Golden Atom,” which …