Elliot Eckholm

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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

Blockchain

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Neural networks take on quantum entanglement

Machine learning, the field that's driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and …

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Chemistry

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

How to Build a Tiny, Off-Grid House for $2500 (Video)

From life inside a tiny, 7'x12' portable house to touring an infamous roundhouse, we've been pretty fascinated by the DIY tiny house movement. Here's …

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Computer Science courses with video lectures

Please Note: UC Berkeley course videos to be taken offline on 15th March 2017. As per website, Beginning March 15, 2017, iTunesU Course Capture …

Online Education

Consciousness Is Not The Voice In Your Head

I’ve been pondering a fascinating theory first published by Julian Jaynes in his 1976 book <i>The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the</i> …

You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data

The term “big data” is ubiquitous. With exabytes of information flowing across broadband pipes, companies compete to claim the biggest, most audacious data sets. And businesses of all varieties — old and new, industrial and digital, big and small — are getting into the game.<p>Masses of social, …

Big Data

Before and After: Bringing Urban Style to Suburbia

Buying a fixer-upper was not part of the plan when S. Jefferson Thomas and Patricia Balaci decided to move to Westchester County from Brooklyn last year.<p>After all, their combined renovation experience consisted mostly of watching reality TV. But in a search for more space and proximity to nature, …

To Adapt, You Need To Evolve

When scientists decoded the human genome in 2001, they found something astounding. While our DNA provides the blueprint for everything about us—from how we develop in the womb to eye color and personality traits—it takes only 20,000 genes to do so, less than one fifth of what had previously been …

Why Neutrino Detectors Look So Damn Cool

Brilliant arrays of golden photomultiplier tubes amount to astrophysical ghost detectors.<p>Neutrino detectors don't even look real—or they at least don't look like utilitarian instruments for doing fundamental physics research. They look like elegant sci-fi art installations that one might expect to …

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …

A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of the Milky Way Galaxy From the International Space Station

Artist Hugh Carrick-Allan created a beautiful time-lapse video of the view of the Milky Way Galaxy as seen from the International Space Station. The …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Why time can’t move backwards; Physicists Explain

We can’t avoid the passing of time. Time is what keeps things from happening at once. Time always tick forward, but why not backwards? Why do we …

Grandson Of Westboro Baptist Church Founder Is Exiled From Hate Group

This February, Zach, who was born and raised in the church, left Westboro, having suffered for weeks with a back injury his parents believed could be cured with prayer. After begging them to no avail to take him to the emergency room, he decided he was done being a martyr. “I don’t love this …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

The crazy-making in Christianity: Religion’s cycle of self-doubt and self-punishment

Christians like to talk about the benefits of faith. But what if the exact opposite is true?<p><i>I am thirty years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp), and different churches in different cities, I am a</i> …

How the human eye reads a website

<i>In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — explains the theory and practice of creating visual hierarchies in web UI</i> …

Quantum Physics and Evolving Consciousness

(The following discussion is based on David Bohm's theory of the 'Implicate Order', developed in the 1980s in order to explain the strange behavior …

Quantum Mechanics

The Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream

One November night in the 1870s, legendary Russian writer <b>Fyodor Dostoyevsky</b> (November 11, 1821–February 9, 1881) discovered the meaning of life in a dream — or, at least, the protagonist in his final short story did. The piece, which first appeared in the altogether revelatory <b>A Writer’s Diary</b></i> …

Astronomers capture first ever data of an exploding fireball from a nova star

A team of astronomers have captured the first images of a thermonuclear fireball from a nova star, allowing them to track the explosion as it expanded.<p>The nova was detected last year in the constellation Delphinus by the Chara Array infrared telescope in the US.<p>Researchers from 17 institutions …

Here's how we take back the Internet

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is …

Surveillance

How she went from a schoolteacher to an ISIS member

The petite 25-year-old tentatively opens the door to the hotel room where we've agreed to meet. Her face is covered, but her body language betrays her anxiety.<p>She slowly lifts her niqab, revealing her young, heart-shaped face. Her large brown eyes, filled with guilt and turmoil, are delicately made …