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Aug 29, 2022

Why Does Love Feel Magical? Science Reveals an Evolutionary Advantage

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In our current age of science, many people see supernatural forces as illusions rooted in wishful thinking. However, love remains a profound exception to humanity’s trend toward rationality.

People are used to seeing romantic love presented as a force cosmically bound to one’s destiny, as it is on the reality show “The Bachelor.” It’s an idea that is at the same time laughable and uncannily relatable for anyone who has been in love and felt their pairing compellingly “meant to be.” Our research suggests that these magical notions of fated love and unique soulmates are very common and deeply felt.

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Aug 27, 2022

5 Ways to Reduce Visceral Fat, Backed By Science

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, science

There’s an epidemic in Western countries, and one few people are aware of. It’s an epidemic of visceral fat, a deep kind of fat that packs around vital organs, like the liver, and is linked with health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

You might assume that only people who are overweight or obese have too much visceral fat, but that’s not the case. Thin people, particularly inactive ones and older individuals, can have enough visceral fat to increase their risk of chronic health problems. They may look thin, but they’re not healthy because they have too much visceral fat and other markers of bad health.

Although it’s not easy to trim down visceral fat, science shows there are ways to reduce your body’s visceral fat burden and improve your health simultaneously.

Aug 26, 2022

How the Five National Quantum Information Science Research Centers harness the quantum revolution

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, science

The NQISRCs integrate state-of-the-art DOE facilities, preeminent talent at national laboratories and U.S. universities, and the enterprising ingenuity of U.S. technology companies.

As a result, the centers are pushing the frontier of what’s possible in quantum computers, sensors, devices, materials and much more.

Aug 25, 2022

SpaceX, Soyuz Crew Swaps Ramping Up as Life Science Continues

Posted by in categories: science, space travel

NASA and SpaceX have announced the date for the upcoming Crew-5 launch to the International Space Station. The space station is also orbiting higher today to prepare for next month’s Soyuz crew vehicle swap.

The fifth crewed operational mission aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has been given a launch date of Oct. 3 from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The four SpaceX Crew-5 crewmates, Commander Nicole Mann, Pilot Josh Cassada, and Mission Specialists Koichi Wakata and Anna Kikina will dock Dragon Endurance to the forward port on the station’s Harmony module about 24 hours later.

Several days after that, the four SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts will enter the Dragon Freedom crew ship and undock from Harmony’s space-facing port for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Florida. Freedom Commander Kjell Lindgren, Pilot Bob Hines, with Mission Specialists Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti, have been living and working on the orbital lab as Expedition 67 Flight Engineers since April 27.

Aug 25, 2022

Supercomputer Emulator—AI’s New Role in Science

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science, supercomputing

Bishop: They can still be computationally very expensive. Additionally, emulators learn from data, so they’re typically not more accurate than the data used to train them. Moreover, they may give insufficiently accurate results when presented with scenarios that are markedly different from those on which they’re trained.

“I believe in “use-inspired basic research”—[like] the work of Pasteur. He was a consultant for the brewing industry. Why did this beer keep going sour? He basically founded the whole field of microbiology.” —Chris Bishop, Microsoft Research.

Aug 24, 2022

The Hive Mind in the Real World (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

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With the release of Nerdist Presents: The Hive, we have to wonder are there any NON-evil Hive minds in real life?? Kyle explores real life collective intelligence on this week’s Because Science!

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Aug 23, 2022

Quantum Field Theory Explained— Understanding the Most Successful Theory in Science

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, science, space

What are the most fundamental structures of the Universe?

In this article, we’ll explore the mysteries that scientists have been scratching their heads about for hundreds of years. Mysteries that have only partly been resolved and that lead us towards understanding the fundamental structures of Nature. Mysteries that turned out to be so bizarre that it took more than a hundred years to appreciate the true power of this amazing theory.

The hunt for simplicity has been going on for centuries, but where are we now? What is our best bet at how Nature really works and what do we still not understand?

Aug 22, 2022

The War Economy: Is America falling behind China in science?

Posted by in categories: economics, science

Not yet. But we should make sure we act now to stay well ahead.

Aug 19, 2022

How to Build a GPT-3 for Science

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science

A GPT-3-like AI model for science would accelerate innovation and improve reproducibility. Creating it will require us to unlock research.

Aug 16, 2022

A new frontier in quantum science and technology

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, science

Purdue University researchers have unlocked a new area of quantum science and technology by utilizing photons and electron spin qubits to regulate nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material. They used electron spin qubits as atomic-scale sensors to effect the first experimental control of nuclear spin qubits in ultrathin hexagonal boron nitride.

The study could lead to applications such as atomic-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It could also allow reading and writing quantum information with nuclear spins in 2D materials.

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