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Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Consciousness

Ovo Energy's V2G charger could see EV owners drive for free

"Renewable energy and electric vehicles are perfect partners for the 21st century," said Ovo's Stephen Fitzpatrick at yesterday's launch event in …

Electric Vehicles

Why I traded my Chevy Bolt EV for a Tesla: one reader's story

As a nation, the U.S. takes lots of road trips, because most of the country has no viable mass transit between city pairs.<p>If electric cars are ever …

Electric Vehicles

Here's how Facebook ad tracking and targeting works

Reports from The New York Times and The Observer surfaced over the weekend alleging that political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica used …

Digital Advertising

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There’s a hole at the heart of quantum physics.It’s a deep hole. Yet it’s not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by …

Quantum Mechanics

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Physics

Why you should give your brain a spring-clean

As a change in the seasons draws nearer, now is the perfect time of year to consider a spring-clean. You are likely to get a lot of satisfaction from decluttering your life – whether it be sifting through your wardrobe, throwing away old papers and magazines, or just having a general tidy-up in …

15 Foods That Increase Blood Pressure and Should Be Avoided

High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, kidneys, and cause a number of other complications such as disabilities. There are certain foods …

Amazing moments captured by this very patient street photographer

Street photographer Pao Buscató has gained a reputation for finding moments that feel impossibly coincidental.<p>His philosophy is great advice for any …

Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials

If you want to understand the personality of a material, study its electrons. Table salt forms cubic crystals because its atoms share electrons in …

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Relationships

LiDAR scans are finding hidden Roman roads and cutting crime

What does this LiDAR map of London have to do with the rediscovery of a centuries-lost Roman Road in Lancashire, connecting Ribchester and …

You've been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the correct way

You are falling to asleep, but you jolt back upright and suddenly remember you have failed to do one thing: plug your phone in to charge.<p>We all put …

Who do I blame? Eight reasons we ended up in this Brexit mess

From immigration and lost jobs to the playing fields of Eton, it’s useful to pin down exactly why the UK is leaving Europe<p>Who’s to blame? There’s no need to ask for what. The problem is where to start. In history lessons at my Scottish high school, the teacher would first divide the causes of a war …

United Kingdom

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Honestly, fake news is now an online game - and it will help fight against the spread 'misinformation', say scientists

A fake news video game is being launched today which is said to "vaccinate" players against misinformation.<p>Developed by Cambridge University scientists, players take on the role of fake news producers and score points by winning followers for their conspiracy theories and angry tweets.<p>Research has …

New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light

Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientific breakthrough could be as simple as measuring the wobble of a muon

<b>(CNN) —</b> This past week was an exciting one for scientists. No, not only because of the breathtaking launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, but also because a new, ultra-precise, scientific facility is beginning operations at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, just outside Chicago. The …

Physics

Vitamin pills and supplements aren't helping most people, doctors say

The vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy, doctors say.<p>The vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy, doctors want to remind you.<p>More than half of Americans, or 52 percent, report …

Prenatal Development

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Scientists figure out how to make and measure time crystals

Time crystals, a theoretical phase of matter proposed in 2012, can now be reliably created and measured, thanks to researchers at UC Berkeley. Above: …

Trust is good, quantum trickery is better

In a world where we use devices that we do not necessarily trust, can there be any privacy? Yes, device-independent quantum cryptography promises …

A small-scale demonstration shows how quantum computing could revolutionize data analysis - MIT Technology Review

Over the past few decades, topology—a branch of mathematics dealing with shapes that can be turned into other shapes by processes like bending and …

Quantum Computing

A Paper Memo Pad That Excavates Objects as It Gets Used | Colossal

<p>Leave it to the stationery-loving Japanese to come up with a new way to enjoy writing notes. The Omoshiroi Block (loosely translated as ‘fun block’) …

Japan

7 Myths About Meditation Preventing You From Grasping The Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness | Inc.com

Meditation will soon become common in the workplace.<p>Just like the yoga boom that convinced suburban mothers everywhere that they need expensive yoga pants to stretch, meditation will soon demonstrate its value in the corporate world. And everyone will buy it.<p>Whether it's through applications or …

Meditation

Lose These 12 Bad Habits If You're Serious About Becoming a Millionaire

There are too many barriers on the path to success to tolerate the ones we create ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is a mindset. In order to be successful you must commit to planning your life around that one burning goal or desire. Before making that …

Time Management

Porous Boulder-Like Sculptures Chiseled from Italian Marble by Sibylle Pasche | Colossal

<p>Swiss sculptor Sibylle Pasche transforms large segments of Italian marble into boulder-like sculptures which are covered in a porous web. These …

Art

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …