The spacecraft is just the second ever to venture beyond the boundary that separates us from the rest of the galaxy.
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Trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.
With transmons and entanglement, scientists strive to put subatomic weirdness to work on the human scale.
"We have more control over our societies now than in the past, but we can still expect life to get really, really hard, and particularly for vulnerable communities in the global south." The UK oak project's professors Danny McCarroll and Neil
The same study found that about 30 in every 100 veterans who participated will be diagnosed with the condition in their lifetime.
Skyrmions previously have been created in materials known as ferromagnets, in which the tiny magnetic field of each atom aligns with its neighbors'. Those aligned fields are the source of ferromagnets' ability to affix kids' doodles to the frid
There are a lot of weird places here on Earth, but here are a few of our favorite strange spots!
Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio is no less "weird." In his book, Principles, he describes how he sees reality: "Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine." Dalio's company, the largest hedge fund in the
Asperger's Syndrome, identified in the 1940s by Hans Asperger, is a subgroup within the autism spectrum in which children display far more significant motor skill delays and obsessive interests, yet fewer issues with speech delays. Asperger's is
I knew there was scientific proof for electro-chemical activity going on in my brain cells, stimulating thought and emotion, and that there were immutable laws of physics and mathematics which all reality is based on. What I didn't see at the time w
Unlike the computational approach to mind, the affective turn is deeply rooted in what we know about the brain as a biological reality. In the first decade of the new millennium, affective (or emotional) studies began to trickle into disciplines suc
pecifically, we focus on the 11.07-years alignment periodicity of the tidally dominant planets Venus, Earth, and Jupiter, whose persistent synchronization with the solar dynamo is briefly touched upon.
The speed of light to the fourth power in the denominator is uncritically assumed to be the speed of light in vacuum. However, that cannot be true because of quantum field theory, specifically the Hawking-Unruh effect in which boundary between virtua
density out of which the universe may have formed. He also invented "twistor theory," a new way to connect quantum mechanics with the structure of spacetime. His discovery of certain geometric forms known as "Penrose tiles"?"an ingenious de
The Hot Flights Table is a daily summary of these calculations. It shows the 5 charter flights with the highest dose rates; the 5 commercial flights with the highest dose rates; 5 commercial flights with near-average dose rates; and the 5 commercial
It is this sort of logical playfulness that Smullyan loves, and that everyone seems to love him for. His books on the subjects of recreational math and logic, with titles like What Is the Name of This Book? and To Mock a Mockingbird, not only encoura
A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel. In a new paper published in the journal Applied Energy, WSU's Hanwu Lei and colleagues melted plastic waste at high
There is no cure for MS, and treatments are generally aimed at dealing with the symptoms of the disease. However, like all chemical medications, these treatments carry side effects including depression, apathy, extreme fatigue and mood swings. H
As it turns out, shorter lifespans and higher male mortality risk are quite common in many species. Natural selection doesn't necessarily favor traits commonly associated with health, vigor, and longevity. Instead, it promotes characteristics tha
The great modern humanitarian project of expanding the scope of our empathy to include the entire human race seems to be working. Our in-group (those we choose to include in our inner circle and to spend our energies on) is growing, and our out-grou
In 1916, Einstein theorized that any time two massive objects crash together, shock waves should move through the very fabric of the universe. These gravitational waves through space and time are like the ripples you see in water when you toss in a
The object in question is known as J005311, located in the constellation Cassiopeia about 10,000 light-years from Earth. Found in images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite, J005311 is a bright star nestled inside a gas ne
A research team from U of T Engineering has developed a new electrochemical path to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable products such as jet fuel or plastics. The technology could significantly improve the economics of capturing and recyclin
Tom is now 11. At home, his favourite way to relax is to devise maths exam papers complete with marking sheets. Last year for Christmas he asked his parents for the £125 registration fee to sit maths GCSE, an exam most children in Britain take at 16
Rather it has pursued an exhaustive investigation of the mind for 2,500 years and has accumulated, in an empirical way, a wealth of experiential ?ndings over the centuries. A great number of people have dedicated their whole lives to this contempla
Photochemical conversion of CO2 into fuels has promise as a strategy for storage of intermittentsolar energy in the form of chemical bonds. However, higher-energy-value hydrocarbonsare rarely produced by this strategy, because of kinetic challenges.
The Soviets ended up evacuating 300,000 people from nearly 2,000 square miles around the plant. The bulk of that area is now called the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and the old power plant is now encased in a giant concrete sarcophagus. But what happene
Bayer basically has one of two choices to make moving forward: either come clean with everything it knows about Monsanto's countless crimes against humanity, or bear responsibility for them itself by covering it all up and doing nothing. At this