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Physics of Marketing: Wormholes, Quantum Gravity, and Branding

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

As I have been saying for quite some time, marketing follows the rules of the universe. At the very least, physics provides very useful metaphors for ...

Jump for Joy... And Better Health!

Estelle Underwood | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

In all my years of working with private clients, never have I initially assessed someone to find out that one of the ways they get cardiovascular exer...

Mirror, Mirror

Donna Henes | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Donna Henes

Like most women, I can't help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I've aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue. But do I mind? Not really.

5 Weird Ways Scott Kelly Will Have To Readjust To Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science

From the number of daily sunrises to preparing a cup of coffee, living in microgravity about 250 miles above the Earth is remarkably different from te...

Why Should Women Have a Voice in Sci-Fi? Introducing My Film UFO Diary

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Women have been the stars of many of our biggest sci-fi films recently. This has been a very welcome development - but we need more women behind the camera as creators of sci-fi, as well.

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 02.18.2016 | Science
Jeffrey Bennett

Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the universe.

Gravitational Waves: Why Are Scientists Celebrating?

Bryan Gaensler | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science
Bryan Gaensler

There have been many scientific highlights of physics and astronomy in recent years: the Higgs Boson, landing a probe on a comet, and an amazing fly-by of Pluto. But all this is dwarfed by what has been announced this week. A new era of science has begun.

Gravity Waves and ET

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

The gravitational disturbance that produced this history-making detection was apparently the result of two colliding black holes. That's not something you see every day. Yes, gravity waves are ubiquitous, but even the extremely sensitive instrumentation of LIGO is thoroughly unable to pick up these very local disturbances. It took a rare cosmic catastrophe to produce a space-time ripple large enough to be sensed.

How Gravitational Waves Really Work

Inverse | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat Rejoice all you visual learners: If the physics behind the workings of gravitational s...

Gaga for Gravitation

David Kaiser | Posted 11.23.2015 | Science
David Kaiser

Gravitation proved to be far more than its jumble of equations, nonlinear structure, and famous text-boxes. Though several newer textbooks have displaced the book from graduate students' syllabi, none has rivaled the book's cross-over appeal.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXIV - Nature Calls

Alan Black | Posted 11.04.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

A puddle forms on a bar stool. No hole in the roof, so it can't be rain. California is in a drought. It's not liquor or beer, neither soda nor tears. No chemical spill has been reported.

Why Stories Like 'The Martian' Work

Jen Grisanti | Posted 10.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

The Martian is an extraordinary feel good film that really takes you into the idea that anything is possible if you focus on a desire, take action, don't let the setbacks bring you down and always move forward and believe. It takes the idea of positivity to a whole new level.

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.

This Orbiting 'Pac-Man' May Help Solve The Space Junk Problem

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science

There's a lot of stuff floating around the Earth, including dangerous space junk. In fact, more than 500,000 pieces of debris -- from defunct satellit...

What Would Happen if Astronauts Were Detached From ISS During a Spacewalk?

Quora | Posted 07.17.2016 | Science
Quora

Becoming detached from the International Space Station (ISS) during an EVA (spacewalk) is a low probability occurrence. While not likely to happen, since it is possible, astronauts prepare for it.

Dan Price, Don Quixote and the Surprising Intelligence of a $70,000 Minimum Wage

Marcy Syms | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Marcy Syms

We share Rush Limbaugh's fantasy that one day Dan Price's decision to drastically cut his own pay will be written up as a case study for MBA students. The difference is that we hope that it will be taught as an example of visionary leadership in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

How the Law of Gravity Can Help Your Marketing

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

If you can apply the concept of gravitation to your marketing efforts, you are likely to shorten the distance between you and your customers, increase the mass impact of your company and products, and exponentially increase the positive force you exert on the marketplace.

Astronaut Masterminds A Way To Eat A Cheeseburger In Space

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.05.2015 | Taste

Dream big.

Gaining New Perspectives

Tyler Lewis | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

Some lessons can be taught by wise people, and others have to be learned from making mistakes. Learning to appreciate the things that can easily become expected, is the latter.

How the SAG Awards Predict the Oscars

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Everyone seems to be lining up to honor Alejandro Iñárritu's film in the month leading up to the Oscars. But does that mean the race is over? The math suggests it is not.

Vanishing Star Helps Astronomers See Space-Time Warp

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science

It's not easy to weigh a star, but an international team of astronomers has done just that. In fact, they've measured the masses of both stars in ...

Gravity Is a B*tch

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

Like Newton's Apple, gravity just is. What goes up will come down. Everything falls. Your face will fall, the leaves will fall, buildings will crumble...

Interstellar

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The script, by director/writer Christopher Nolan and his brother, writer Jonathan Nolan, doesn't let the film get off the ground, literally, for 50 minutes. It meticulously, laboriously sets up the backstory and the reason why a trip to outer space is a do-or-die mission.

Movie Review: 'Interstellar' or Star Bores?

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Just when we thought we could wait no longer, director Christopher Nolan has supplied the world with another prolonged, at times nearly bewildering sci-fi adventure that will bear repeated viewings by viewers who are unemployed and have little else to do.