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“This distinction between past and future is not present in the basic grammar of the world. It comes about only because we have a blurred vision of reality.” – Carlo Rovelli Time is often treated as some sort of fundamental substance. But the more scientists...

A fringe group of scientists and tech moguls think they're closing in on the fountain of youth. Here's everything you need to know: What is biohacking? Silicon Valley is built on the idea that technology can optimize, or "hack," any aspect of our lives — so why...

The word ‘empathy’ made its first appearance in the English language in 1909, as a translation of the German ‘Einfühlung’, in turn introduced by the German philosopher Robert Vischer, which means ‘feeling into’ Vischer first talked about Einfühlung referring to the field of psychology of aesthetic experience...

This chapter is aimed at further exciting you about yourself and, through your example, at exciting those around you, especially your family members, about being a human being and being alive. I want to interest you in learning more about how your various parts work, and...

Plant and animal species are disappearing at an ever faster rate due to human activity. What are the causes and why does biodiversity matter? Biodiversity, or the variety of all living things on our planet, has been declining at an alarming rate in recent years, mainly...

Nikola Tesla was a great Serbian-American engineer who played the major role in perfecting and promoting alternate current. He was also a visionary who predicted smartphones, renewable energy and creation of artificial Suns, much before time permitted. However, it is surprising that Tesla sometimes took anti-science...

Quantum mechanics is the theory that describes the workings of the microscopic world—by which I do not mean the tiny world only visible under a microscope, but rather the far, far tinier world of atoms and molecules and the subatomic particles (the electrons, protons, and...

Neurotransmitters, the molecules that relay messages between neurons in the brain, have entered everyday vocabulary. Here are just a few examples: we find ourselves associating the pleasure gained from sport with the release of endorphins. We speak of an ‘adrenalin high’ when it keeps us...

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