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Schrödinger's Cat

Sci-Fi Excuses for Bad Gifts

Randall Otis | Posted 12.22.2016 | Comedy
Randall Otis

The universe is a crazy, chaotic place filled with dark matter, tiny dogs that bite your ankles, black holes, the McRib, holes in the ozone layer, Adam Sandler movies, imploding suns, and people from Boston. It can be a horribly dark and confusing. Yet, there are ways to use this to your advantage, especially around this time of year.

Schrodinger's Jan

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

I'm trapped in a box, living two distinct futures. In one I live on Mars, with the inherent complexities, perils and lack of creature comforts that the first colonists will encounter there. In the other I'm spending the remainder of my days here on Earth, sipping tea in a comfy chair that swivels, rocks and reclines, with two out of three cats within easy reach most of the time.

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.

Watching Schrödinger's Cat Die

Robert Sanders | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science
Robert Sanders

University of California, Berkeley, physicists have, for the first time, showed that, in fact, it's possible to follow the metaphorical cat through the whole process, whether he lives or dies in the end.

Part 2: Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

Ever hear the one about the cat that was simultaneously dead and alive? In 1935, Austrian quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger devised a hypothetica...

The Day My Daughter Fell

Dustin Fisher | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dustin Fisher

On a Wednesday in late May, I brought my 11-month-old Mabel back inside from a walk. I had just received my wife's text message that she was on the Metro and I was in a hurry to get the baby dinner before we left to pick her up. As I was holding the frozen fish under the faucet, I heard a loud crash.

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.

Lady Gaga, FAME and The Age of Aquarius

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.16.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Lady Gaga and her new scent, FAME, turned the tables during a night of masquerade at the Guggenheim museum in New York. While there, guests were asked...

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.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The Most Fascinating Thought Experiments

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Thought experiments are meant to illustrate a scientific or philosophical point without having to do the dirty work of an actual experiment. You m...

Could The Future Influence The Present? Experiments Suggest It Can... And Does

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

An amazing set of experiments suggest the present and the future are entangled, and that events in the future may influence things happening in the world now.

Jason Linkins

Anonymous Sources Tell Ed Henry That Something Might Happen At The White House At Some Point | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, here's what you need to know about the pending decision on who will fill the role of White House Chief of Staff for the Obama administration: the ...

The Heisenberg Effect of Televising Political Negotiations

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because I wanted as wide an audience as possible, I wrote this article the way I did. Because I know in advance that I'm "being observed," I changed my presentation. The same is true in politics.