Insects: The True Rulers of the World

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Science | No Comments
Insects: The True Rulers of the World

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 […]

Local Realism Loses Out in Experiment of Entanglement

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Science | No Comments
Local Realism Loses Out in Experiment of Entanglement

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 […]

The True Reality of Quantum Physics

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Science | No Comments
The True Reality of Quantum Physics

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 […]

Water, Water Every Where: The Fight for Free and Clean Water

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Health, Science | No Comments
Water, Water Every Where: The Fight for Free and Clean Water

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 […]

The Karma of Our Brains

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Science, Yoga | No Comments
The Karma of Our Brains

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 […]

Pigeonhole Paradox Shows How the Future Can Affect the Present

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Science | No Comments
Pigeonhole Paradox Shows How the Future Can Affect the Present

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 […]

Climate Models Show Mordor is as Hot as Texas

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Science, Technology | No Comments
Climate Models Show Mordor is as Hot as Texas

Using a computer model, a scientist simulates the climate of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, and finds some similarities to Modern Earth.

The Law of Urination Revealed

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Science | No Comments
The Law of Urination Revealed

Scientists finally reveal the Law of Urination, giving us vast insight into why most mammals take the same amount of time to relieve themselves.

Camping Could Help Reset Your Internal Clock

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Fitness, Health, Science | No Comments
Camping Could Help Reset Your Internal Clock

Artificial lights, including computers and smartphones, can throw off your body’s circadian rhythm. A new study shows that a week of camping might give your internal clock a much-needed reset.

The Accidental Researcher: Crowdsourcing Brain Function Studies

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Science, Technology | 8 Comments
The Accidental Researcher: Crowdsourcing Brain Function Studies

You may think you’re playing games to keep your brain active, but you’re really helping researchers understand how lifestyle affects brain function.