Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter

https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-aim-to-classify-all-possible-phases-of-matter-20180103/   Article by Natalie Wolchover Many scientists are beginning to realize that we live in an information universe where information about the physical makeup of reality resides in an ocean entangled bits of quantum information called 'qubits'. How this information collects determines the state of matter and spin of elementary particles  These phases show up … Continue reading Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter

The Atomic Theory of Origami

Michael Assis has found that origami can experience a phase transition. James Horan for Quanta Magazine   FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE SEE  https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-geometry-underlying-particle-physics-20130917/ Marcus Woo Contributing Writer October 31, 2017   GeometryMathematicsOrigamiPhase TransitionsStatistical PhysicsTopology  To find out, researchers will need to carry out experiments to test Assis’ ideas and gauge whether the models can actually inform the … Continue reading The Atomic Theory of Origami

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

By Thomas Koulopoulos Founder, Delphi Group@tkspeaks https://www.inc.com/thomas-koulopoulos/according-to-science-this-5-second-rule-will-make-.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so … Continue reading Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age

Geochemical signals from deep inside Earth are beginning to shed light on the planet’s first 50 million years, a formative period long viewed as inaccessible to science. Earth scientists hope that their growing knowledge of the planet’s early history will shed light on poorly understood features seen today, from continents to geysers. Eric King Natalie … Continue reading Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age

A Debate Over the Physics of Time

Dan Falk Contributing Writer July 19, 2016 For entire article go to: https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-debate-over-the-physics-of-time-20160719/ According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass. Yet a number of physicists hope to replace this “block universe” with a physical theory of time. Einstein once described his friend Michele … Continue reading A Debate Over the Physics of Time

HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY MAY 19, 2017 We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad … Continue reading HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

WHY MEN DO NOT LIVE AS LONG AS WOMEN

http://aging.nautil.us/feature/189/why-men-dont-live-as-long-as-women?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email by RICHARD G. BRIBIESCAS Years ago when I was conducting my doctoral research on the evolutionary history of men among a remote indigenous community of hunter-gatherers living in the forests of South America, I came across a man donning a well-worn baseball cap likely donated by missionaries. The cap read, “There are three stages to … Continue reading WHY MEN DO NOT LIVE AS LONG AS WOMEN

Vast Underwater Ocean Trapped Beneath Earth’s Crust

By Jenna Iacurci Jun 13, 2014 11:33 AM EDT Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast water reservoir trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, capable of filling Earth's oceans three times over. Located 400 miles (660 km) beneath Earth's crust, this body of water is locked up in a blue mineral called ringwoodite that lies … Continue reading Vast Underwater Ocean Trapped Beneath Earth’s Crust

The Case Against Dark Matter

Quanta Magazine's mission is to enhance public understanding of research developments in mathematics and the physical and life sciences. By Natalie Wolchover November 29, 2016 For 80 years, scientists have puzzled over the way galaxies and other cosmic structures appear to gravitate toward something they cannot see. This hypothetical “dark matter” seems to outweigh all visible … Continue reading The Case Against Dark Matter