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how to cool things to absolute zero using only a laser
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how to cool things to absolute zero using only a laser

We’re used to lasers being either death beams, or harmless little points of light. But we also use lasers to cool matter to absolute zero and probe the limits of physics.

is emotional intelligence the secret to defeating fake news?
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is emotional intelligence the secret to defeating fake news?

Mastering your emotions and understanding what others feel and why can make you more resistant to fake news and social media hoaxes.

how matter might have won the race to dominate the universe
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how matter might have won the race to dominate the universe

The universe may be the way it is today because the physics of matter and antimatter work just a bit differently...

do we finally know what makes us conscious?
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do we finally know what makes us conscious?

One of the biggest questions about the human mind is how it creates consciousness. We may finally have an answer.

yes, the wealthy really think they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps
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yes, the wealthy really think they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps

Researchers found that not only do those with money and power think they’re smarter, they’re likely to exaggerate their upward mobility.

weaponized victimhood: the messy psychology of virtue signaling and injustice
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weaponized victimhood: the messy psychology of virtue signaling and injustice

Some of those who claim to be victims fighting against injustice may have much darker motives than they’ll admit, even to themselves…

the new wind power mantra: bigger is better
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the new wind power mantra: bigger is better

Offshore wind power’s new weapons in the race for greater energy market share are giant turbines that can power entire towns on their own.

are texting and social media really making us lonely and depressed?
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are texting and social media really making us lonely and depressed?

Plenty of pundits have quipped that social media and constant texting made us lonelier, more bitter, and less empathetic. A set of new studies says they may actually have a point.

if you turn carbon dioxide into jet fuel, will anyone buy it?
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if you turn carbon dioxide into jet fuel, will anyone buy it?

Chemists think they figured out the process of capturing the greenhouse gas to turn it into fuel for airplanes. But the big question is whether we’d actually want to do this.

the psychology of how terrible people get their way and how to stop them
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the psychology of how terrible people get their way and how to stop them

How do societies that try to educate kids to share, cooperate, and respect each other end up being bullied by toxic, shameless people to refuse to do any of the above?

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