Experiment shows quantum thermalization

If you prepare a cup of tea and leave it on a table, you know what will happen: it will get cold. And if you mix a cup of water at room temperature with some ice it is also quite clear what will happen next: the ice will melt and the water will get a…

“Who’s a good boy?” Your dog knows when (and how) you say it

If you own a dog, you probably talk to it in an unique way, and you could swear that he or she understands almost every single word you say. A recent study shows that you’re not wrong at all! Dogs seem to understand both human’s words and intonation. Various species can express and also “guess”…

Be Like Mike?: The Black Athlete’s Dilemma

Michael Jordan is one of the best basketball players in history and one of the most influential athletes of the twentieth century. He also became one of the richest athletes in the world, listed by Forbes’ magazine as billionaire in 2015 and the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats – the only African American to…

Scientists find an Earth-like planet

In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (T) Alpha Centauri is a very important place in the Universe. There you can find the Local Planning Department, where you can learn about the local affairs and make formal complaints should you find, let’s say, that the Earth is to be destroyed to make room…

Sleep biology: not a simple lullaby

We all know the comfort feeling of taking a nap, or the relief of a good night of sleep after a long day of work. Mahatma Gandhi said: “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn”. In a less positive point of view,…

Scientists find a way to make quantum computing more reliable

Classical computer (the ones we use on a daily basis) encode all the information we need in bits, that is, in “zeroes” and “ones”. This type of computer performs calculations in a similar way to how it would be done by hand. It does have more patience than most of us to solve such problems,…