George Baras

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Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Physics

'New Era' of Astrophysics: Why Gravitational Waves Are So Important

There was big news in astrophysics this week: An experiment detected ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes …

LIGO

What Makes A Person 'Truly' Black? The Complicated Intersection Of Genetics And Race

A few weeks ago Ebony.com posted a story about the magazine's Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux's results from her 23 and Me DNA test, a light hearted piece on a Black woman's desire to find her roots. The test revealed that she is essentially 53% White and 47% Black. In her typical tongue in cheek …

Black Panther

5 surprising facts about getting into shape, according to a professional trainer

If you've decided to take advantage of warm and sunny weather by getting outside and getting in shape, good for you.<p>And if you've decided to sign up for some sort of race to do so — a triathlon, a 10K, a mud-and-obstacle run, or something else fun — even better.<p>Training for a competition is an …

Fitness

The complex circumstances that defined your gender

Scientists are only just getting to grips with the complicated interplay of genes, hormones and life experience that come to shape our identity.<p>Are you a man or a woman? The chances are you have a strong feeling either way; probably one that’s been with you since infancy and corresponds to your …

University of Cambridge

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn’t typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that makes opening this particular can of worms worth it.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), …

Emotional Intelligence

A long way from everything: The search for a Grand Unified Theory

Today, the unified field theory has been modified and expanded to include scientific research unknown to Einstein, with the potential to affect our …

How the queen of Silicon Valley is helping Google go after Amazon’s most profitable business

Cool technology, elegantly designed and built, lights her up. Even her jokes tend to be geek oriented.<p>A lifelong competitive sailor, she was a mechanical engineer who built boats and windsurfers before she became an iconic Silicon Valley computer scientist.<p>The second thing to understand about her …

Silicon Valley

3tags.org

10 things you should know about sea level rise

Sea level rise has been in the news a lot lately. Recent research has raised concerns about the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and …

Global Warming

OMG: How fast are oceans melting Greenland?

We know more about the moon and other planets than we do some places on our home planet. Remote parts of the world ocean remain uncharted, especially …

Global Warming