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?
# space

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.


rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity
# oddities

rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity

Having apparently ran out of enemies for a night, Fox News decided to battle a new foe during its primetime lineup: the tyranny of the ubiquitous metric system.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 019
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sci-fi saturday: chapter 019

shadow nation / new woirld order / chapter 019

world of weird things podcast: down the conspiracy rabbit hole with travis view
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world of weird things podcast: down the conspiracy rabbit hole with travis view

What happens when conspiracy theories take over your life? We dive into the dark underbelly of QAnon to learn just how far the conspiracy rabbit hole can really go.

how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever
# health

how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever

A strain of salmonella immune to antibiotics of last resort has been found in the United States. This should be a wakeup call for both Big Pharma scientists and government regulators.

putting hawking to the test with sonic blasters and supercooled gas
# space

putting hawking to the test with sonic blasters and supercooled gas

The late physicist Stephen Hawking predicted that black holes evaporate as its massive tidal forces interfere with quantum particles. Now, experiments are starting to confirm his predictions.

yellowstone: the american apocalypse that might never happen
# science

yellowstone: the american apocalypse that might never happen

A world-changing super-eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone is now almost a cliché in disaster movies and documentaries. But there's a good chance it may never actually happen.

the planet modern space exploration forgot
# space

the planet modern space exploration forgot

After decades of neglect, space agencies are starting to listen to planetary scientists interested in studying Venus. Here's why they want to explore an alien hellscape.

the dirty work of training an artificial intelligence
# tech

the dirty work of training an artificial intelligence

AI that identifies faces, vehicles, and reads handwriting is springing from computers, ready to make tedious human work obsolete. But we don't see the tedious human work that goes into training them.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 018
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 018

shadow nation / new world order / chapter 018

world of weird things podcast: close encounters of the ufo kind
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world of weird things podcast: close encounters of the ufo kind

Once again, stories of military officers spotting UFOs and never getting answers to their questions are making their way through the media. Why are these tales so common?

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