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These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

Bijunath Patla’s experiment sounds like a real bore: Gather 12 of the most accurate clocks around the world, and watch them tick. It’s like a …

Physics

Speaking a Second Language May Give Low-Income Kids a Boost

Children growing up in low-income homes score lower than their wealthier peers on cognitive tests and other measures of scholastic success, study …

Language Learning

Math Geeks Must Wait 100 Years for a Day Like This

Today’s date corresponds to the golden ratio, pleasing to mind and eye.<p>In certain circles, including some of the ones I travel in, there’s great excitement about today’s date. We won’t see its like again for another century.<p>What makes today so special? The date -- 1/6/18 1 -- lines up with the …

Mathematics

Why Can't We Remember Our Dreams?

You spend a third of your life asleep, a good chunk of which involves dreaming. But most often, you don't remember any of your dreams. And even on …

The Brain

Attempts to suppress sexual thoughts could result in an increase of those thoughts

New research suggests that the suppression of sexual thoughts among religious people only begets a greater preoccupation with sexual thoughts and …

Psychology

6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018 | Travel Feature

Portugal is less than three hours’ flight time from the UK, while flights from the US are generally available for under $500. Moreover, once you get …

From Moscow with Love

Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution<p>by Elizabeth McGuire<p>Oxford University Press, 462 pp., $34.95<p>In the …

Path integrals, Feynman path integrals, and functional integrals are synonyms

<b>Generic quantum physicists won't reserve "Feynman integrals" for a finite-dimensional integral</b><br>Sometimes, one must write things because someone is …

Lies, Damned Lies And Facebook

Facebook had BUSD $60 wiped off its value following news of a link to data firm Cambridge Analytica, the firm associated with helping Trump win the US elections, claiming to use Facebook data during the election.<p>An academic in the UK built a questionnaire app in 2013 which 270,000 people responded …

Social Media

This 14th-Century African Emperor Remains the Richest Person in History

In the vast fictional universe of Marvel Comics, T’Challa, better known as Black Panther, is not only king of Wakanda, he’s also the richest …

Orpheus And Eurydice Love Drama Ancient Greece

Love in Greece continues with the touching story of Orpheus and Eurydice. A spectacular myth from ancient Greece where love conquers death, but lack …

Everything You Need to Know About Women's Hair Loss From an Expert

Any woman who's experienced hair loss knows how devastating it can be, but there are options for those who are suffering. We've called in the expert knowledge of Dr Sharon Wong, consultant dermatologist and leading hair and scalp specialist, to share her knowledge. This really is everything you …

hair loss

Psychologists have profiled the kind of person who is willing to confront anti-social behaviour

<i>By</i> Alex Fradera“Lower your music, you’re upsetting other passengers.” Without social sanction, society frays at the edges. But what drives someone to …

Psychology

Why ancient deer returned to the sea and became whales

Animals first evolved to live exclusively on land about 370 million years ago – but on dozens of occasions since then land animals have gone back to …

Superconductors may shed light on the black hole information paradox

Materials that conduct electricity without resistance might mimic black hole physics.

Quantum Physics

Sick of Cardio? These Transformations Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights ASAP

There is so much advice on how to lose fat and sculpt your body that it can be overwhelming when you're a fitness beginner. Should you focus on cardio alone, start squatting double your weight, or just jump head first into a life of CrossFit? The questions and corresponding answers are endless. …

Fitness

Five brilliant science books for kids

There are plenty of children running around dressed as Harry Potter and the Gruffalo, but we reckon there are a few budding scientists who would love …

Books

Friedel Oscillations: wherein we learn that the electron has a size

For some reason, everyone who learns quantum mechanics is taught about the double slit experiment. Certainly, it is an excellent example to use with …

From history, with love… 14 objects to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day

From Rodin’s masterpiece <i>The Kiss</i> to more secret signs of courtship and love of all kinds, let history and art sweep you off your feet this 14 …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Titian painting given to Charles I's plumber goes up for sale

A Titian painting once owned by Charles I and given to his plumber as part payment for money owed is coming to auction.<p>The two-metre tall painting is a show-stopper in its own right, depicting the terrified virgin martyr St Margaret escaping from the mouth of Satan in the shape of a dragon. But its …

Art

Top 10 Terrifying Paintings By Great Artists

7. The Death of Marat, Edvard Munch<p>Edvard Munch is Norway’s most famous painter. The Scream, his famous painting and expression of angst, has entered …

The 19th-Century Artist Who Became Grand Master of Art Deco

Mysterious women, mythical beasts and opulent interiors – a new exhibition celebrates the work of 20th-century illustrator Erté<p><b>Who?</b> Romain de …

Backreaction

The idea that we live in a multiverse – an infinite collection of universes from which ours is merely one – is interesting but unscientific. It …

Dark Matter

Competent formal theorists know they can't rely on the existence of the Lagrangian

<b>An Ising model example of non-Lagrangian CFT methods</b><br>Japanese string theorist Judži Tačikawa (100% racially clean Czech nationalist Mr Tomio Okamura …

Making Sense of Mind-Blowing Physics - from Kavli Conversations - Sabine Hossenfelder and Natalia Wolchover

Kavli Conversations - Sabine Hossenfelder and Natalia Wolchover by NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute on Livestream - Livestream.com

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

How Does Contemporary Art Deal with Aging?

November 17, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>It seems that in our contemporary society …