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

Shine On, Harvest Moon

"Shine on, Harvest Moon" is a popular early-1900s song credited to the married vaudeville team Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. It was one of a series of Moon-related Tin Pan Alley songs of the era. The song was debuted by Bayes and Norworth in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 to great acclaim. It became a pop standard and continues to be performed and recorded even in … Continue reading Shine On, Harvest Moon

DO WE SEE REALITY AS IT IS? SEE ALSO:   Look around you. What do you see? Other people going about their business? Rooms with tables and chairs? Nature with its sky, grass and trees? All that stuff, it's really there, right? Even if you were to disappear right now — poof! — the rest of the world would … Continue reading DO WE SEE REALITY AS IT IS?

THE ENORMOUS POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN   A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become By Chris Baraniuk 16 March 2016 If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your … Continue reading THE ENORMOUS POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN