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Is human consciousness creating reality?

Big Think · 4 min

A new study claims networks of observers are responsible for determining physical reality.The scientists propose that observers generate the structures of time and space.The paper could help yield insights into the God Equation, which attempts to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity.

Star Trek’s Warp Drive Leads to New Physics

Scientific American · 12 min

For Erik Lentz, it all started with Star Trek. Every few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard would raise his hand and order, “Warp one, engage!” Then stars became dashes, and light-years flashed by at impossible speed.

Physicists explain how the brain might connect to the quantum realm

Inverse · 5 min

One of the most important open questions in science is how our consciousness is established. In the 1990s, long before winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of black holes, physicist Roger Penrose teamed up with anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff to propose an ambitious answer.

The mystery of how big our Universe really is

BBC · 9 min

Let's start by saying the Universe is big. When we look in any direction, the furthest visible regions of the Universe are estimated to be around 46 billion light years away. That's a diameter of 540 sextillion (or 54 followed by 22 zeros) miles.