Ashok Kumar

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The science of why sugar makes coffee taste so good

Sugar causes caffeine molecules to clump together which takes away the bitterness of coffee and tea<p>Cutting sugar out of the diet proves difficult for most people, but now scientists have shown why it is even tougher to give up in tea and coffee.<p>The University of York has found that sugar does not …

Pictures of the day: 30 July 2015 - Telegraph

An impact that will endure

Abdul Kalam’s passing has seen a national outpour of grief. This emotional unity in a diverse India is rare in peacetime. No other public figure …

Scientists are using origami to build nanobots

One of the world’s oldest art forms could inspire some particularly futuristic technology. In a paper published in Nature today, a team of scientists from Cornell University showed how origami influenced designs for atom-thick graphene objects that could one day be used in nanotechnology.<p>The …

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

Animation

THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

National Parks

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Top 10 Art Shows This Fall

<i>Mariam Suhail, "Vase Of Flowers," 2014.</i><p>Now that the fall art season is well underway, we've picked the Top 10 global art shows to see this season.<p><b>1. Alexandre Singh, "The Chorus" Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, September 6-October 18</b><p>"The Chorus" is part of a larger, three-act theatrical project that …

The Beauty of Chemical Reactions Captured in Macro with a Panasonic GH4

<i>Beautiful Chemistry</i> is a collaborative project that strives to bring the beauty of chemistry to the masses by using macro photography to capture …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …