Friday Futures: Physicists solve chicken/egg question!

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of  The Future from around the web. This week: the chicken and egg conundrum solved by physics!; cannabis and psychosis; space station sabotage; linguistic baby geniuses; icebergs; new planets; and some cool new specs from Snap.

Turns out the chicken and egg both came first – wait, what?

Now, a team of physicists from The University of Queensland and the NÉEL Institute has shown that, as far as quantum physics is concerned, the chicken and the egg can both come first. Read more…

Turns out cannabis can help psychosis

Some people recreationally partake in cannabis to free their minds. But the plant’s non-intoxicating compound, cannabidiol (CBD), might actually be able to help others rein their minds in. Read more…

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A huge iceberg is moving – now we can what was hidden

In July 2017, an iceberg the size of Delaware detached from the Antarctic ice shelf. Over the next year, the iceberg simply chilled close to home. But now it’s on the move, and as it makes its way north, it’s giving scientists access to a never-before-studied ocean ecosystem. Read more…

Video: Why babies are linguistic geniuses. Watch now…

Scientists just found a planetary system about to form

Astronomers discovered a dense disk of material around a young star, which may be a precursor to a planetary system. Their research could vastly improve models of how solar systems form, which would tell us more about our own place in the cosmos. Read more…

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Russians think that the hole in the Space Station was sabotage, maybe

From cosmic radiation to space debris, everything in space is potentially dangerous and probably wants to kill you. Thankfully, quadruple-glazed windows keep astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) safe from most of that. But threats coming from the inside — like, say, sabotage? Read more…

Snap launches cool new specs

The new sunnies look less like the circular Spectacles of yore, and more like something a knock-off Anna Wintour might wear, were she interested in being on the other side of the paparazzo’s lens. Read more…

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(Compiled by Alex Leslie; Edited by John C. Tanner)

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Alex was Founder and CEO of the Global Billing Association (GBA), a trade body focused on the communications sector. He is a sought after speaker and chairman at leading industry conferences, and is widely published in communications magazines around the world. Until it closed, he was Contributing Editor, OSS/BSS for Connected Planet. He is publisher at DisruptiveViews.

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