quantum physics has a new way to blow your mind. it’s called quantum scarring
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quantum physics has a new way to blow your mind. it’s called quantum scarring

It turns out that some quantum systems don’t want to decay into their most chaotic state. Instead, they want to return to the state in which they started.


for the sake of the planet, stop exploring space?
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for the sake of the planet, stop exploring space?

The space exploration industry is booming, which is an encouraging sign for our future. But some pundits are arguing that rocket launches will exacerbate global warming.


behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s
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behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s

Humans have been thinking about modifying themselves to survive the rigors of space flight for a long time now. Thankfully, out ideas for how to do it have vastly improved.


and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change
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and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change

With the planet still heating up while politicians are either twiddling their thumbs or actively making things worse, prepare for conversations about climate change to have a very different tone.


did we really discover the day that venus turned to hell?
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did we really discover the day that venus turned to hell?

A new study shows just how little we know about why Venus became the hothouse world it is today.

could space planes help fight global warming?
# tech

could space planes help fight global warming?

Planes capable of suborbital flights reducing emissions from air travel sounds absurd at first glance, but a lot more plausible when you consider the technology they plan to use.

world of weird things podcast: don’t trust your gut on probiotics
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world of weird things podcast: don’t trust your gut on probiotics

Probiotics are the next big health trend thanks to new discoveries about our gut biomes. But are we just buying a lot of hype?

world of weird things podcast: how does global warming make storms worse?
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world of weird things podcast: how does global warming make storms worse?

Are hurricanes and major storms getting more dangerous thanks to global warming or is that just what the news and pop culture tell us? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think…

world of weird things podcast: how ignorant politicians could supercharge hackers
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world of weird things podcast: how ignorant politicians could supercharge hackers

If we compromise encryption standards used to secure almost everything we do electronically, we'll catch more criminals. But we'll also create millions more by giving them easy targets.

world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?
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world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?

A recent crash landing on the Moon was an astrobiologist's worst-case scenario, raising the question of whether we're just doomed to contaminate every world we'll ever touch.

world of weird things podcast: planes, trains, and automobiles (of the future)
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world of weird things podcast: planes, trains, and automobiles (of the future)

The Fishes debate the future of transportation and the likelihood that you'll be flying to work with your own, personal jetpack.

world of weird things podcast: is this the real life? is this just an alien simulation?
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world of weird things podcast: is this the real life? is this just an alien simulation?

According to some scientists, we may be stuck in some sort of alien version of The Matrix and never know it.

world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet
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world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet

Hide your kids, hide your wife, we're automating everybody out there!

world of weird things podcast: area 51, so hot right now
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world of weird things podcast: area 51, so hot right now

Memes and jokes about raiding Area 51 are taking over the internet. But what is Area 51, why is it so secret, and what would we really find if we ever made it inside?

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