Alek Cwiszewski

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Scientists, not poets, can tell you the truth about love

Boffins are poring over brain scans of people in, out of, and never touched by the mysterious force we call love. But what on earth do they hope to learn?<p>"She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness and knew that this was love… Never before, not even in dreams… had she felt anything …

Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani: 'the human brain is not designed for maths'

The flamboyant mathematician, whose semi-autobiographical book is published this week, reveals his pet dinosaur, teaching methods and mysterious love of spiders<p>Professor Cédric Villani, 41, is a French mathematician who focuses chiefly on the theory of partial differential equations and …

How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance

A new test could slash the wait time for diagnoses and eliminate ineffective prescriptions<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>January 1, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Antibiotic resistance, which transforms ordinary microbes into menaces that cannot be easily controlled, …

The Night Sky in January 2015: Titan, future home of mankind

With water that could generate breathable oxygen, and nitrogen, methane and ammonia that can be used to fertilise growing food, Saturn's giant moon has often been cited as a possible colony in space<p><b>The chart shows the sky at the start of January 2015 - and the appearance of the sky at 10 pm on Jan</b> …

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The Coding Scene<p>Check out some of the things we’ve been up to and find out how to host your own coding party IRL.<p>Ready for More?<p>This is the tip of …

How the technology industry is beginning to rethink Moore’s Law

Is confidence in Moore’s Law dwindling? Is it dead already? Or did the concept actually exist prior to Gordon Moore’s coined theory and has continually evolved over time as it will continue to do long past the end of a silicon-centric era? No matter the stance, there is buzz in the industry right …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft is developing a new web browser that's not Internet Explorer.</b> The new browser is codenamed "Spartan."<p><b>2. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is releasing a laptop.</b> It looks identical to a MacBook Air.<p><b>3. A former Sony employee is one of the suspects in an investigation into the Sony</b> …

2014's most dubious 'science' stories | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Alamy<p>Still some surprises to be had with the human body.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/29/1419853655603/b1f8476f-efbf-4581-9ba9-accfbc83fd9a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Still some surprises to be had with the human …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Machine Intelligence Cracks Genetic Controls

Author: Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine. Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.29.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Every …

Apple in Talks with Major Banks to Launch Apple Pay in UK During First Half of 2015

Top banks across the UK are currently negotiating with Apple to launch Apple Pay in the country during the first half of 2015, reports <i>The Telegraph</i>. Sources close to the matter note that the major banks have cited privacy concerns over the personal and financial information of users, but admit that …

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up …

Method Discovered To Produce Breathable Air on Mars

The humans are using the Earth’s resources as if they have another planet to go to. The environmentalists have already buzzed their siren in response …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud as captured by astrophotographer Justin Ng of Singapore. This hazy cloud in Earth’s sky is a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way.<p>…

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Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for …

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Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

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Mystery of Ancient Chinese Civilization's Disappearance Explained

An earthquake nearly 3,000 years ago may be the culprit in the mysterious disappearance of one of China's ancient civilizations, new research …

Archaeology