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3-D Simulation Shows Cities Changing Over Time

It might have slightly frightening implications regarding the level of surveillance that can be gleaned from the internet, but it sure...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 4:09PM

MacArthur Genius: Brain Behavior Can Be Entirely Explained with Mathematical Theory

Can the brain be explained as a series of graphs? According to Danielle Bassett, who is the youngest MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 4:03PM

MIT Philosopher Explains Why Time Doesn't Pass

When discussing the experience of time in layman's terms, people generally refer to the "passage of time," where the future does not...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 2:43PM

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Rewires the Brain to Treat Depression

On Star Trek, Dr. Leonard McCoy used a "neural stimulator," a small instrument that was used to stimulate specific areas of the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 12:43PM

You Can Now Find Your Home In Ordnance Survey's Minecraft Map of Great Britain

Last year, Ordnance Survey terrain data of the UK was built into the wildly popular digital domain of Minecraft, allowing users to...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:26PM

Brian Cox: Multiverse is a Simpler Explanation Than One Universe

Is the multiverse a more elegant explanation for physics than a single universe? University of Manchester physicist Brian Cox claims...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 1:26PM

Physicists Confirm Einstein's Time Dilation Theory With Unprecedented Accuracy

After more than a century, Einstein's theory of relativity is still confirmed time and time again. Physicists from institutions in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 11:41AM

Study Shows Neuroscience Doesn't Threaten Our Conception of Free Will

One of the most significant questions in philosophy is that of the potential incompatibility between predeterminism and free will. The...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 September 2014 - 4:42PM

God and the Multiverse: A Physicist Debunks the Fine-Tuning Argument

"Our particular universe is not fine-tuned to us; we are fine-tuned to it."   This is the central argument behind Victor Stenger's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 - 10:12AM

Stephen Hawking: The Higgs Boson Could Destroy the Universe Any Minute Now

The 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, or inaptly-named "God particle," was a major breakthrough in our understanding of the universe,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 September 2014 - 11:00AM

New Experiment Will Tell Us If The Universe Is a Hologram

Do we live in a two-dimensional hologram? Scientists may discover that we live in a Matrix-like illusion during an upcoming experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 12:41PM

Multiverse Opponents Claim Nature Has No Sense of Scale

The multiverse theory essentially arose as an explanation of our universe's fine-tuning for the existence of life. Rather than accept...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 1:36PM

Mini-Tornadoes in Superfluid Demonstrate Quantum Mechanics on a Large Scale

Quantum mechanics is, by nature, abstract and often unobservable, as it describes the behavior of particles on a nanoscopic scale. But...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 4:31PM

Doctor Who and the Brain: Regeneration as a Path Less Taken

We know that when the Doctor undergoes his regeneration, every cell of his body changes, including his brain. He experiences gaps in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:08PM

The Future of Prisons is Making Centuries Pass in a Day

In the Star Trek episode "Hard Time," Miles O'Brien is forced to experience twenty years worth of memories, specifically of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 1:41PM

Higgs Boson May Have Stabilized Our Early Universe

The relatively recent discovery of the Higgs boson explains why particles have mass, but it may also explain the expansion of our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 10:52AM

Stanford Researcher Explains Science Behind Captain America and the Hulk

Could turning genes on and off explain the Hulk and Captain America? Scientists have already attempted to explain Hulk's super anger...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 10:41AM

Treating PTSD and Drug Addiction by Modifying Memories

Can we modify human memories in order to treat mental illness? Researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum have published a paper which...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 2:19PM

The Universe as a Mathematical Structure May Justify Multiverse Theory

Is our entire universe a mathematical structure? Does life consist of a specific pattern of spacetime? Are there multiverses with...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 10:49AM

The Science of Star Wars: Light Sabers Already Exist and R2D2 is Coming Soon?

Could Star Wars really happen? Science writers Mark Brake and Jon Chase gave a presentation in May and physicist Andy Howell wrote up...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 3:09PM