Our Galileo? He’s been criticized by his peers, but Avi Loeb’s Harvard credentials make him difficult to dismiss as a crank, reports The Telegraph.
Physicists Observe ‘Unobservable’ Quantum Phase Transition–Measurement and entanglement both have a “spooky” nonlocal flavor to them. Now physicists are harnessing that nonlocality to probe the spread of quantum information and control it, reports Quanta.
Does fine-tuning point towards a cosmic purpose?–The universe is a conscious mind, argues Philip Goff is Professor of Philosophy, Durham University. Author of Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness and Consciousness and Fundamental Reality, for iAi.
How to prove you’ve discovered alien life, explains The Conversation. “How can we be sure we’ve come to the right conclusion for something as subtle as the presence of a certain gas or a strange looking space rock? In our new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, we have proposed a technique for reliably evaluating such evidence.”
Light from cosmic dawn hints at how interstellar dust is made–The obscuration of light from a distant galaxy has raised the possibility that a type of carbon dust existed in the earliest epochs of the Universe — challenging the idea that stars had not yet evolved enough to make such material, reports Nature.com.
Not even the most advanced physics can reveal everything we want to know about the history and future of the cosmos, or about ourselves, reports Dennis Overbye for The New York Times.
Consciousness may have an influence on quantum mechanics, but its direct impact is often misinterpreted, and experimental results suggest that reality exists independently of individual observers.
Curated by The Galaxy Report editorial staff.