Ideas from 'New Scientist articles' by New Scientist writers [2013], by Theme Structure

[found in 'New Scientist magazine' (ed/tr -) [ 2013,]].

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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 7. Reason for Existence
Current physics says matter and antimatter should have reduced to light at the big bang
CP violation shows a decay imbalance in matter and antimatter, leading to matter's dominance
14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 4. Prediction
A system can infer the structure of the world by making predictions about it
15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 3. Abstraction by mind
Neural networks can extract the car-ness of a car, or the chair-ness of a chair
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 6. Rationality
No one has yet devised a rationality test
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 7. Intelligence
People can be highly intelligent, yet very stupid
About a third of variation in human intelligence is environmental
18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 1. Psychology
Psychologists measure personality along five dimensions
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / e. Existence of time
Quantum states are measured by external time, of unknown origin
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 5. Space-Time
Relativity makes time and space jointly basic; quantum theory splits them, and prioritises time
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / i. Modern matter
84.5 percent of the universe is made of dark matter
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / k. Quantum theory
The Schrödinger equation describes the evolution of an object's wave function in Hilbert space
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / l. String theory
String theory needs at least 10 space-time dimensions
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 5. Light
Light moves at a constant space-time speed, but its direction is in neither space nor time
27. Natural Reality / B. Chemistry / 1. Chemistry
We are halfway to synthesising any molecule we want
27. Natural Reality / B. Chemistry / 3. Periodic Table
Chemistry just needs the periodic table, and protons, electrons and neutrinos
27. Natural Reality / D. Cosmology / 5. Black Holes
General relativity predicts black holes, as former massive stars, and as galaxy centres