China spent millions on a shady project to control the weather ahead of the Beijing Olympics — and dozens of other countries
Their mission? Make it rain. The project is part of a larger campaign of so-called weather modification techniques that the country has been using since at least 2008, when they claim to have cleared skies
The proof is in the puddin'. Wondering what the secret sauce is that makes some relationships blissed-out for the long haul? Well, scientists and researchers have spent years studying happy couples to
Last summer, while filming for my new BBC4 series, The Brain - A Secret History, I took part in the UK's first scientific trial of psilocybin - the active component of magic mushrooms. It was one of the
Romantic hideaways, back-to-basics eco-huts, treehouses and high-spec shacks for lapping up nature by lakes, rivers and fjords A listing that reads “hut in the middle of nowhere” can’t help but pique interest,
By Amy Ellis Nutt Amy Ellis Nutt Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health Email Bio Follow If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider
That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph. The system would turn a two-hour car commute into a 10-minute trip, SkyTran CEO Sanders
Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would assume that the smartest in
This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity.
Bad news for people with a sweet tooth - a new study suggests that sugar can damage the brain. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose - a type of sugar naturally
Most people know that meditation is good for us, and that it is a highly recommended health and wellbeing, as well as spiritual, practice. Many people however, miss out on the many benefits of regular
These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed. There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations
The photo below could be of a planet and its lone moon, drifting through a nebula of gas and dust. But it's no view from a deep-space probe. It's all food sitting on the glass plate of a home office scanner.
But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company. Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read. But if