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It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

Physics

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

How Ignorance Solves Quantum Paradoxes

Christopher Fuchs describes physics as “a dynamic interplay between storytelling and equation writing. Neither one stands alone, not even at the end …

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How To Know For Sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of …

Emotional Intelligence

The robots are here — and you should be worried

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and executives published an open letter on the digital economy, calling for public-policy changes and new …

The Future

Music theory for beginner guitarists

Most beginner guitarists start by learning the same fifteen chords, usually called the “standard fifteen.” I’ve also heard them called the open …

Master Guitarist - Bio

My Unauthorized Autobiography....<p>First of all I want to make clear that the URL for this site, MasterGuitarists.com, is about Guitarists (plural) …

Guitarist Plays The Beatles During His Brain Surgery

(Video Link)<p>Anthony Kulkamp Dias, a bank worker and professional guitarist in Brazil, underwent brain surgery. The doctors wanted him to stay awake …

The Brain

Make Your Own Fury Road-Style Flamethrower Ukulele

The flamethrower guitar was definitely one of the coolest bits of tech in <i>Mad Max: Fury Road.</i> But why should Doof Warriors on the post-apocalyptic …

Get your head in the cloud: Kurzweil predicts humans will be artifically intelligent by 2030

While other brilliant minds like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned against the rise of artificial intelligence, Ray Kurzweil, famed inventor …

Singularity

A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.06.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Three physicists who have been …

Blues basics

Since I’m teaching the twelve-bar blues to some guitar students, I figured I’d put the lessons in the form of a blog post. Blues is a big topic and …

Bye-Bye Finger Pricks: Four New Alternative Sites Found

Say sayonara to fingertip sabotage: researchers at lancing-instrument manufacturer Genteel have discovered four new sites to test your blood sugar …

Here are the best Linux distros you can install right now

Ah, Linux. The third of the holy triumvirate of PC operating systems, along with Windows and MacOS. Each have their own pros and cons, and each has …

Linux

The Love Letter You’ll Never Send

I love you ____________.<p>There, I said it. I wrote it down: <i>I love you.</i><p>I know, that’s weird. But it’s true. I’m not even sure if I know exactly what …

Photographing Architecture

In my mind photographing architecture use to be shooting buildings. Period. I didn't think in terms of the full definition of the word and how …

Ukulele Made Simple

If you master the simple tricks and techniques I'm going to teach you inside of my DVDs, you'll be years ahead of the game. Your playing will be …

20 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Depression

1. About 20 million Americans experience depression yearly.<p>Of these, about ten million have major or clinical depression.<p>2. A quarter of all …

Typical Chord and Scale Combinations

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]<p>Which scales work best with which chords?<p>With so many scales out there it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones …

Time Travel is Possible. Einstein Taught Us That.

<b>Brian Greene:</b> We know a lot about time. We know that time in some sense is, at rock bottom, that which allows change to take place, right. When we …

How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement

A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining …

Quantum mechanics 101

Forget about quantum healing -- that's just spin -- Dr Karl explains how the sub-atomic world of quantum mechanics really works.<p>The word "quantum" is …

Quantum Mechanics

The "Quantum" Sleeping Beauty --Why Einstein's Paper Took Half a Century to Make an Impact

"This study provides empirical evidence that a paper can truly be 'ahead of its time,'" said Alessandro Flammini, an associate professor of …

Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages

In a world in which photographs are primarily taken with digital image sensors, there are a growing number of photographers who are newly interested …

Cameras

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Agriculture

Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding

Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do<p>In the quest to identify what might be unique to the human mind, one might well ask whether non-human animals have a theory of mind. In fiction, perhaps, they do. Eeyore, the morose …

Chimpanzees

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

Why you should care about the Josh Duggar accusations

Some family secrets are so heartbreaking that most people would rather pretend they just don't exist.<p>It's perhaps no surprise then that the Duggar …

Mental Health

25 Incredibly Cheesy Recipes You Need In Your Life

Get your sweatpants on. Things are about to get cheesy.