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Proof of the Soul

Cate Montana | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

I was brushing my teeth yesterday when it suddenly occurred to me that proof of the soul--the much maligned intangible essence that far too many scien...

If Science Is a Game, Here's a Game-Changer

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD The quantum pioneer Erwin Schrödinger was one of the best thinkers about philosophy in a generation o...

Dare to Be 100: Language and Science

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

As I age I become increasingly aware of the critical role that the use of words plays in the development of the domain of science. First, I acknowle...

Inside The NASA Mission To Answer 'What Is Life?'

Mosaic Science | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.06.2015 | Science

“Why would NASA want to study a lake in Canada?” Three different border guards asked me variations on that question, and while they ultimately let...

I'm With Stupid: Undead Cats and Other Stuff I Don't Get

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm not saying it's OK to poison cats -- it's not; it's animal cruelty -- and I'm not saying I want to poison my cat. I'm just saying I would find it very selfless of him if he were to volunteer for the experiment.

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter Into the Evolution of the Physical Universe? Part 3

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To rationally settle this issue one needs an adequate conceptual framework. Finding one is not easy, however. That's because the dynamics involved is described in three different incompatible languages.

Pseudophysics: The New High Priesthood

Amir Aczel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
Amir Aczel

Let's look at the very vocal minority of theoreticians who, without a shred of experimental evidence to support their claims, are now telling us what, in their view, nature is truly made of. They do it mostly through recent books aimed at the average reader. I will survey the most widely read of these books.

Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

For at least two thousand years thinkers have tried to explain the human mind and disagreed heatedly, but a consensus has formed around one thing.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable.

Mortal Men and Immortal Equations

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

We don't need any introduction to recognize the famous physics equations such as F=ma or E=mc^2. However, the Schrödinger wave equation, though more central to the modern physics than these equations, is less popular and definitely more abstract.

Google Asks: Is The Cat Dead Or Alive?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology

Austrian scientist Erwin Schrödinger is responsible for asking many of the strangest and most difficult questions in physics. His most famous query: ...

Physicist's 'Cat' Comes Alive In Strange New Studies

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science

The strangeness of the world of the very small that allows a particle to be in two states at once may extend to larger scales, two new studies reveal....

The Long Now: Challenges and Benefits of the Virtual Office

Michael Drew | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

Digital tools upend time. We can exist in a continuous present, and work-hours exist when we create them.

On Relativity, Relativism, Uncertainty, and Progress

Mario Livio | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The concepts introduced by both theories are disturbing to our classically trained minds and to our everyday experiences, but if anything, they hint that the universe remains comprehensible.

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Higgs Gone?

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.28.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

They say crazy is as crazy does and few kinds of crazy do as much craziness as the kind embodied by particle physicists. I said it. They're crazy. The lot of 'em.

Welcome to the Dali Dimension

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Surrealist painter Salvador Dali has always had a mixed reputation -- on the one hand, a brilliant, innovative artist, and on the other, an outrageous, arrogant, money and publicity-loving showman.