How Will We Fight Future Wildfires?

future wildfires

We saw that last year turned out to be the most damaging wildfire season ever for California, with over a million acres destroyed. Sadly, those records are being surpassed by the wildfire damages that are taking place this year. The Camp Fire itself has turned out to be the deadliest …

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Understanding Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum mechanics is the part of physics that deals with the microscopic world. It has come about due to what could be some very strange things about our physical world. When we are working at the scale of electrons and atoms, the popular laws and equations that we use in classical …

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The 4 Hidden Problems of Socialism

hidden problems with socialism

Ah socialism … Many of those among us view this ideology as the straightest path to utopia. They feel it is the one type of government that is the answer to all our problems. To be honest, many of us have been attracted to the concept of a socialistic society …

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How the Industrial Revolution Affected Great Britain

industrial revolution

From the later part of the 18th century through the early 19th century, Great Britain underwent an incredible change in virtually all aspects of their lives – thanks to the Industrial Revolution. Scientific developments and technological inventions brought forth growth in both faming production and industrial output, a huge expansion …

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Awaiting the Big Promises of Quantum Computers

quantum computing

Whenever we hear discussion about quantum computers, it seems like we are making a quantum leap into a science-fiction movie. Society is definitely on the brink of achieving computer technology that is defying logic. These days, the transistors installed in computers are about as tiny as our technology will allow. …

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Is Our Creativity Evolving?

is our creativity evolving

In the last few decades, we have been made aware that human knowledge is growing at exponential rates. Thanks to Moore’s Law, our exposure to data and information has increased at alarming rates. Since the beginning of the information age, the world has drastically changed. This leaves us with the …

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4 Future Skills Our Children Will Need

4 Future Skills Your Children Will Need

Getting educated is supposed to prepare people for our society in the future. Traditionally speaking, this used to mean we only needed to learn a set of specific skills and facts, such as when Columbus sailed across the Atlantic and discovered America, or simply learning our multiplication tables. These days, …

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When Exactly Will the Universe End?

end of the universe

Cosmology is the study that handles all the really big questions about the universe, many of them are questions that have been perplexing philosophers for years. Questions like when it all began? And whether or not the universe has always expanded like it is doing now? Those questions have actually …

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The Crazy Way that Magic Mushrooms Became Popular

psilocybin

All through history, we humans have had an amazing desire to mess with chemistry of our brains. We spend lots of our time drinking the waste of sucrose-eating bacteria, smoking leaves from garden-variety weeds, and eating mushrooms because they have chemicals to provide experiences that are bizarre enough to call …

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