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Could Phasers and Tricorders Happen? Star Trek Science

07/31/14See Comments

In honor of the Trekkies (or Trekkers, depending on preference) beaming into Las Vegas convention centers this weekend, check out physicist Lawrence Krauss discussing the practical

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How Our Brains Twist Time: Watch ‘The Deceptive Watchman’

07/25/14See Comments

A second doesn’t always feel like a second—time can seem to slow down if you’re riding a death-defying rollercoaster, or speed up while you’re having

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What The Mind Hungers For: Watch ‘The Craving Brain’

07/24/14See Comments

When we try to get rid of a bad habit, whether it involves food or drugs or gambling, it often seems like we’re fighting ourselves

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Where Were You When Apollo 11 Landed On The Moon?

07/17/14See Comments

On Sunday, July 20, it will be exactly 45 years since Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon. Then and now, the mission

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Alien Life: How Close Are We To Finding It?

07/17/14See Comments

What sorts of flags are scientists looking for in the search for alien life? A lot of different kinds, it turns out: the search for

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Aliens Knocking? Better Call Paul (Davies)

07/16/14See Comments

What happens when humanity gets a call from outer space? Ideally, the man coordinating Earth’s response will be Paul Davies, chair of the SETI Post-Detection

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The Science Of Family Ties: ‘It’s All Relatives’

07/15/14See Comments

Nowadays, the tools for tracing your family tree have advanced far beyond looking back at names in the family Bible or compiling a scrapbook of

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Better, Stronger, Faster: A Vitruvian Man For The 21st Century

07/15/14See Comments

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ outlines the ideal anatomical proportions of a healthy male figure. But perhaps this outline needs a bit of a modern

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Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics. Brian Greene and Alan Alda Discuss Why

07/10/14See Comments

Albert Einstein was not a fan of quantum mechanics. He was annoyed by the uncertain, random nature of the universe it implied (hence the famous

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WSU Summer Session: Master Special Relativity With Brian Greene  

07/08/14See Comments

Why not bring Albert Einstein to the beach with you this summer? With World Science U, you can become a master of special relativity in