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Weather change: a conspiracy?

PAKISTAN’S weather is getting more extreme, less predictable. Concomitantly there is rising temptation to put the onus upon some human agency. …

Breaking the Laws of Physics

The console contained 999+ identical errors reading "Non-convex MeshCollider with non-kinematic Rigidbody is no longer supported in Unity 5". …

Big-Bang Theory: "The Universe has Slowed Down and Speeded Up Seven Times"

In 1978 Arno Allan Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson received the Nobel prize for their 1964 discovery of the key signature of this theory, the …

This is how the universe will end: not with a bang but a rip | Kurzweil

A radical new timeline of the life of the universe (credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University)<p>Vanderbilt University mathematicians have come up …

Physics

Solving the gravitational N-body problem in general relativity

Recent experiments have successfully tested Einstein's general theory of relativity in a variety of ways and to remarkable precision. These …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

Advanced optical fibers could give rise to human-like AI brains

We haven't built a truly sentient artificial ntelligence system yet, like the Terminator or C-3PO -- you know, the kind of AI that scares Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. But a team of researchers believe they've at least found the secret to creating human-like artificial brains. More specifically, …