How state-of-art quantum simulations with trapped ions can be used to tackle complex computational problems.
So there I was, sitting here trying to think about how I am going to teach "wealth maldistribution as a market failure"--that is, how when the distribution of wealth does not accord with utility and desert, the market economy's price-rationing of goods and services--and its assignment of jobs--can and does go really badly awry. Show More Summary
Do you remember when we were younger, before computers and smartphones dominated our lives, and we would have a whole bunch of different hobbies and activities to fill our time? Well, it turns out that most of us have forgotten all about the world pre-internet and we’re suffering as a result. Not only is our […]
The core problem with the discussion of Trump and fascism in today’s New York Times is that it defines fascism solely in terms of what scares liberals. If the goal of fascists were to be scary, then you might judge how fascist a movement is by how much it scares you. Show More Summary
Comedian Turner Barrowman shows you how to have some endless fun on facebook.
Manager Gordon Strachan says Scotland's friendly defeat by Italy showed him how to combat the 3-5-2 system.
If your gas grill has some major cold spots, or isn’t working at all, some bad burners are the most likely cause. Here’s how to swap in some new ones and make that old grill like new again. Read more...
You can't "drill down" and "synergize" your way out of every work-related bind. I'd been hired to help Ross with his new firm's rebranding, but I sensed problems that ran deeper than just a stale brand. Ross was under a lot of pressure from himself as well as the firm. Show More Summary
Drivers are supposed to be happy for their teammates when they win races, but how can you be happy when a teammate steals the biggest prize in racing from you by a few fumes of fuel? As Carlos Muñoz proved after Sunday’s 100th Indianapolis 500, you can’t. Show More Summary
Frequent flyers complain about airlines and even occasionally call to re-regulate them. But those calls fail to recognize that airlines are in fact one of the most highly regulated industries as it is, and what the Airline Deregulation...Show More Summary
When Linda Woolverton was writing the screenplay for 1991’s “Beauty and the Beast,” she developed a reputation for banging her head on the table in meetings. Together with lyricist Howard Ashman, Woolverton was determined to update the fairy tale’s heroine for a modern, feminist age, an approach...
One of the justifications for fracking is the use of natural gas as a bridging fuel between coal and a low-carbon future. However natural gas is mostly methane, which has strong global warming impacts in its own right. Natural gas therefore only provides climate benefits over coal if the leakage is...
Transformers is a very unique franchise. It seems to be disliked by critics and fans of the original cartoon and figures, yet it performs extremely well at the box office. And regardless of how you feel about these movies, more are on the way, with spinoffs and sequels being scheduled for the next few years. Show More Summary
As the months, then years collect on the wooded path behind you, you will wonder at times how you even got here—may consider turning back. But you can’t. Or, more likely, you won’t want to.
By now millions of people in Europe will have seen the relaunched Top Gear on television, and probably millions more will have seen the show through... other means, not that I’m one to judge. Let’s talk about how it went. Read more....
YouTuber RealLifeLore points out how George R.R. Martin is teaching us a more fantastical version of the history of Great Britain, from the battles between the Celts and the Romans to the Wars of the Roses. We can’t wait for Westeros’ Top Gear.
WHY SO SERIOUS? How to be Funny When You’re Running an RPG — Moe Lane’s latest article at the PJ Lifestyle section.
We knew he was coming back. A newly released clip from the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence film features Dr. Okun alive and kicking with some clues as to how he is “awake” when he supposedly died 20 years earlier. In an apparent attempt to capitalize on the patriotic mood of the Memorial Day weekend, the... Show More Summary
It isn’t clear how well this will translate to a football field and the presence of a ferocious pass rush, but Shane Buechele, freshman quarterback at Texas, has put together a little video that makes his case for starting. In the video, Buechele, who is competing with Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard for the starting job, […]
Appearing on CNN, an opinion page editor from the Wall Street Journal left no doubt how he feels about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying not only will he not vote for him, but that Trump needs to be crushed in the November election as a lesson to Republicans. Pressed by host...