Advancing technologies will cause so much disruption to almost every industry that entire professions will disappear. We will be entering an era of abundance in which we no longer have to work to have our basic needs met. And we will gain the freedom to pursue creative endeavors and do the things that we really like.
The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.
Summer is here and all over the world, people take the roads, airways, exploring the world around them. But our travels aren't just limited to terrestrial destinations this year. Exploration, be it of space or thought is one of the great natural human impulses. It can lead us anywhere, often with the help of mathematics.
When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.
Asteroids are leftover rocks from the creation of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago.
What is special about the The Stanford Prison Experiment movie is the way it enables viewers to look through the observation window as if they were part of the prison staff watching this remarkable drama slowly unfold, and simultaneously observe those observers as well.
Anti-Gravity Wheel Explained,
University Of Sydney,
Near Field Gravity Probe,
Precision Versus Accuracy,
All physics is error prone and then there is bad physics. I deconstruct one of the most controversial antigravity experiments on the internet, so that we as a general population are able to differentiate misinformation from the real thing.
Did you know that 71% of the earth is covered by the ocean? Two thirds of which is still undiscovered in terms of wildlife. The ocean does a lot of amazing and essential things for us. Here's a quick short list: - Generates most of the oxygen we breathe...
Someday, perhaps all of medicine will be reducible (like most things) to a set of algorithms and doctors will be replaced by computers. But we are still far from achieving anything approaching this level of technical omniscience and certainty. For the far foreseeable future, we need doctors who understand life and people, not just lab test readouts and scientific papers.
Why do we keep asking "why?" It is that characteristic, after all, that is one of the keys to what makes us human. Every answer to a scientific question only opens the door to an entire series of new questions. They say that curiosity is contagious. Let's turn it into an epidemic!
The problems and possibilities are endless in the future we are headed into. We need to be prepared and to develop a new version of capitalism that benefits all.
Unlike most filmic reenactments of real-life events in which considerable poetic license is taken to punch up the drama, none is needed for this film because the subjects themselves produced enough gravitas to keep the narrative arc moving toward its shattering conclusion.
Wine's Hidden Beauty,
Wine entered the picture unexpectedly when I was invited to apply to be artist-in-residence for a large Napa Valley winery. For my interview I photographed my first wine; the winemaker told me that the photo looked like his wine tasted.
At some point, a scientist must say it is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong. In my opinion, we have reached that point on the sea level issue. We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical.
My son Roman never cries. He is paralyzed, but he has the heart of a lion. So when he called tonight, just moments ago, sobbing uncontrollably, I could not recognize the voice.
Kepler 452b host star is very similar to our Sun, so it has about the solar luminosity. Being 1400 light years away, it is a modest, insignificant star, of about 13th magnitude in the visible band of the spectrum -- stars are visible by eye, in a dark night, down to about sixth magnitude
Our conversation of this primal drive to know is divided into two parts. The first episode airing this week takes us from our primitive ancestors who lived in trees to Sir Isaac Newton. In Part II, which airs next week, we go from the wisdom of Newton to the most current knowledge we have about our universe.
There are literally hundreds of empirical studies and well-thought-out concepts that explain why people do dumb things. But none of this excuses the despicable choices made by psychologists within the APA. They knowingly caused harm to other human beings.
Remember when you had to rely on seeing just a part of yourself in the reflection of a dark lake or in a small expensive piece of polished copper or silver-mercury? Probably not.
I take pictures of exceedingly dumb things -- my cat sniffing a bunch of kale, my drunk friend at an ATM -- and I sometimes think it's because, nine years ago, my dad's memory was shattered by a brain tumor that ultimately took his life.