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Physics Hackathon

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.17.2016 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

I recently read "Why a 762-year-old Japanese temple was the perfect setting for a hackathon" and thought why not a physics hackathon? This would possibly be the opposite of the recent, invitation only and very prestigious Marcel Grossman conference.

The Marriage Book Is 560 Pages of Wisdom, Wit, Stories and Even Some Good Advice

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The subject of Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler's book is marriage, which may be why it fills 560 pages and weighs 3.7 pounds. "You won't able to put down," someone said. That was one buffed reader. Me, I could barely pick it up.

David Freeman

Radical New Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own | David Freeman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the jou...

Beloved Physicist's Lectures Now Available For Free

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is k...

Toward a Quantum Theory of Gravity? (Part 2)

Mario Livio | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

One of the key goals of a quantum theory of gravity is to describe black holes as complex but self-consistent quantum systems. The problem is that as physicists have attempted to do just that, they have encountered the so-called "information paradox."

"Global Whaaamin, What a Faaaahhhce!" Someone Help Scientists and Academics Communicate

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Marc Gopin

When you lose the Tom Paines of common sense in liberal New England, then you don't stand a chance of evolving American culture. Don't say something stupid and expect him to believe it.

The Power of Doubt

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Why did he think that doubt is generative? Many people seem to believe the opposite, namely, that doubt is destructive -- or at least paralyzing. Others fear doubt, because it threatens their otherwise comfortable sense of certainty.

How A Scientist Tricks His Brain Into Solving Ultra-Complex Problems | Posted 01.13.2014 | Science

Even among scientists, Richard Feynman was a human anomaly....

Choreographing Consciousness and Galvanizing Creativity

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art.

The Persistence of Memory

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York
Jaime Lubin

Near the end of "Bad Role Models," Frost wonders, "Is life more like a dream, or a movie?" When immersed in the quick-paced cinematic atmosphere Frost creates onstage, I'm inclined to say "movie."

Famous Thought Experiment Finally Becomes Reality

Posted 03.17.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/15/2013 09:06 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have finally performed a famous experiment de...

We Must Do More Than Think. We Must Observe

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

A logical deduction can tell you nothing that is not already embedded in its premises. All a logical deduction does is enable you to determine whether or not some conclusion is consistent with some set of premises.

PHOTOS: 11 Celebrated Sci-Tech Figures Who Used Drugs

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

You've probably heard that Sigmund Freud was a cocaine user. At the age of 28, he wrote his fiancee a letter in which he described himself as "a big w...

The Trick That Fooled Einstein

Alex Stone | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Alex Stone

A lot of people don't like magic because it make them feel stupid, but getting fooled by magic tricks says little about your intelligence. Indeed, the annals of science are replete with accounts of brilliant professors taken in by dime-store swindles.

REVEALED: Secret FBI Files Of Famous Physicist

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 06/15/2012 09:21 AM EDT on LiveScience Physicist Richard Feynman helped create the atomic bomb, shared a Nobel Pr...

WATCH: Star Scientists 'Awesome' In Autotune Video

Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

Who knew autotune could be awe-inspiring? Some of the biggest names in science present and past--Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Fey...

Jazz, Math, Tech & Lyle Mays

Joseph Vella | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
Joseph Vella

One of the most intriguing events in jazz this year that went largely unnoticed was something that I accidentally stumbled upon.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: We Are All Connected | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

2011-11-28-djfdjigrigjifdjfjfhjghfjghdnfdhfjdf.jpgIf you haven't already done so, please take a moment to vote on what you'd like to talk nerdy about in December.

The Beauty In Science And The Beauty In Judaism

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

But what's fascinating is that two of elements -- curiosity and awe -- are two of the driving forces behind both science and Judaism. They are what lead us to see their inherent beauty.

What Newt Gingrich Reveals In His Many Book Reviews

The Washington Post | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

Newt Gingrich’s battles against the forces of government spending have been well documented, less so his struggles to comprehend the mysteries of qu...

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.

A Conversation With Creed's Mark Tremonti, Plus Robert Plant, The Black Crowes, and Freetime With Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

MR: Even though it was released last year, Full Circle is going strong, and this tour is more or less a continuation of the reunion. What was it like getting back together with the other guys?

It's Not That Complicated. People Like to Get High

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Silva

When the MPAA gave the romantic comedy "It's Complicated" an R rating, they were making a very clear statement: showing successful, cosmopolitan adults enjoying marijuana with no consequences is somehow worthy of restriction.

Big Science in a Small City

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sharon Glassman

Lingo without linguistics can be dangerous, I knew. One of the great things about life out West is that people respect newbies. And they don't begrudge mistakes.