Does quantum tunneling take time or is it instantaneous?

  Michael Irving Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have determined how long it takes electrons to quantum tunnel(Credit: fredmantel/Depositphotos) In the weird world of quantum physics, it’s not unusual for particles to tunnel through barriers that under normal circumstances they shouldn’t be …

Is human civilization Earth’s first?

by Robby Berman (NASA Goddard and Steve Byrne) Is human civilization Earth’s first? A paper recently published in International Journal of Astrobiology asks a fascinating question: “Would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record?” Put another way, “How …

Off-grid cabin opens up to the elements

Off-grid cabin opens up to the elements Istanbul-based Architecture and Ideas recently installed this interesting little prefabricated cabin near the Turkish/Greek border. Configured to run off-the-grid, the aptly-named Cabin on the Border can also be opened up to the outside with a large …

Scientists Warn of a Global Cyber-Attack… From ALIENS

The 13th Floor I should make two points clear up front: first, this story is sourced from a legitimate scientific publication and has been covered by major outlets (including the Washington Post), not just some fringe conspiracy site; second — and this should …

Permian Basin Becoming the World’s Largest Oil Field

by Ben B.Boothe, Sr. | ‎Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:16 AM (CDT) THE PERMIAN BASIN “WILL PROBABLY BECOME THE WORLD’S LARGEST OIL PATCH,” says Bloomberg, drawing from research of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If someone asks that basic Wall Street question in …

How a “virus cocktail” can help wash away food poisoning

How a “virus cocktail” can help wash away food poisoning   Michael Irving —  Drinking a “virus cocktail” loaded with bacteriophages could eventually help get rid of bad bacteria in your gut, while leaving the beneficial bugs alone (Credit: auntspray/Depositphotos) Food poisoning is far from …

How your name impacts your love life and your career

How your name impacts your love life and your career by Robby Berman — April 25, 2018 Personalized keychains at a tourist shop. Your name can affect your professional and romantic success and even where you choose to live. (Bernardo Barlach)   What’s …

Church Ladies With Typewriters

Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (read carefully) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services. ————————– The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. ————————– Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be …