By any standard, insects dominate the world. They live on land, in water and in the air. They have colonized every continent, including Antarctica. And they make up three-quarters of all known animals—currently there are 1 million known insect species and an estimated 4 to 5 million still undiscovered. How did insects become the most […]
Einstein was never comfortable with quantum entanglement—in which measuring one particle can affect another instantaneously, even if it is halfway across the universe—saying that it violates ‘local realism.’ A new experiment, though, has closed the last major loopholes in a test that provides support for this ‘spooky action at a distance’ that Einstein hated so […]
Quantum physics is known for its weirdness. But much of this exists only in mathematical equations, so it’s difficult to know which concepts are actually real. Some physicists, though, hope to change all that. “If we tell the public that quantum theory is weird, we better go out and test that’s actually true,” physicist Owen […]
Just as the spring rains have finally started to fall, the struggle for clean water is everywhere in the news. But unless we change our ways soon, there may not be a drop to drink … at least one that’s clean or free. Nestlé Seeks to Profit From Oregon Spring Water As droughts continue to […]
Buddhism has embraced the concept of karma for thousands of years, but neuroscience is quickly catching up as it unravels the mechanisms that determine how our brains are shaped by our thoughts and actions. Central to the Buddhist form of karma is the understanding that our own suffering — or dukkha — results from the […]
As if entangled quantum particles — what Einstein called “spooky particles at a distance” — weren’t strange enough, researchers from Chapman University in Orange, California, have shown mathematically that any two particles in the universe could be linked together, even if they’ve never interacted before … simply by measuring their quantum properties. But in a […]
You may think you’re playing games to keep your brain active, but you’re really helping researchers understand how lifestyle affects brain function.