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The enigmatic saga of one of astrophysics' most wanted particles.
Caltech scientists explain the strange phenomenon of quantum entanglement in everyday language.
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In a digital world that clamors for clicks, news is sensationalized, and “facts” change all the time, here’s how to discern what is trustworthy and what is hogwash.
«Science is not some big immovable mass. It is not infallible. It does not pretend to be able to explain everything or to know everything.»
Physicists are building neural networks out of vibrations, voltages and lasers, arguing that the future of computing lies in exploiting the universe’s complex physical behaviors.
When a theory breaks, you learn how to build it better.
«ASK WEIRD QUESTIONS Einstein had a wild imagination. He asked himself questions like: What would he feel if he rode an elevator through outer space? What would he see if he chased a beam of light?»
Every memory leaves its own imprint in the brain, and researchers are starting to work out what one looks like.
When your mind is wandering, your brain’s “default mode” network is active. Its discovery 20 years ago inspired a raft of research into networks of brain regions and how they interact with each other.
Scientists are probing the head games that influence athletic performance, from coaching to coping with pressure
New research suggests exercise may boost the “love hormone,” the latest in a long line of brain-boosting molecules
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If we want to understand our consciousness, we must not be afraid to break new ground.
Science is full of drama. One century we’re basing the treatment of ailments on the four humors, then over two thousand years later, we find out it’s actually microbes messing with our bodies. For Dr…
Most of us tend to think of randomness as being “well spaced." Genuinely random distributions seem to contradict our inherent ideas of what randomness should look like.
This essay is a companion piece to an episode of Radiolab, titled The Interstitium. You don’t need to have heard it for this essay to make sense, but
New maps show how much more crowded the sea is than previously known.
A century ago, the Stern-Gerlach experiment established the truth of quantum mechanics. Now it’s being used to probe the clash of quantum theory and gravity.
There is no free lunch when it comes to tricky decisions; you have to do the thinking.
«Albert Einstein once noted that “intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.”»
It's also important to poke the heart of a dead pigeon
«Most histories of psychology as an experimental science begin with Gustav Fechner setting up a psychophysical laboratory in the middle of the 1800s.»
The links between math, music and art have been explored for thousands of years. Sarah Hart is now turning a mathematical eye to literature.
Is there an afterlife or is this the only life we get? Most think science says there is no afterlife. But this view, while common, is wrong.
«Most believe science says there is no afterlife. But this view, while common, is wrong.»
A lot of things went right this year. Almost none of them made the news.
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