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15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

Adolescent female monkeys in Japan have repeatedly engaged in sexual behaviors with sika deer, for reasons that are not yet clear, according to researchers who study macaque behavior.<p>The study, published in the peer-reviewed <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior,</i> follows up on a single report from earlier …

Monkeys

AI researchers are trying to combat how AI can be used to lie and deceive

Among researchers studying how AI can be used to lie and manipulate the world, there’s a feeling that 2017 has been the calm before the storm.<p>The past few years have brought example after example from research labs of how AI can generate videos of politicians saying literally anything, or …

Artificial Intelligence

Stunned farmer finds flock of sheep in her home thanks to overzealous sheepdog puppy

A young sheepdog lent new meaning to the phrase “bringing the sheep home” after he led a flock straight into a farmer’s house.<p>Rosalyn Edwards was working in her kitchen on Wednesday 25 October, when she suddenly started to hear strange noises.<p>When she turned around she was stunned to discover her …

Border Collie

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

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Cognition

And we're NOT done with Shah Rukh Khan's TED Talk yet! Here's how he rehearsed for his speech, watch video

Shah Rukh Khan became the first Bollywood actor to make his debut at TED Talks and needless to say, he won over the international section of the …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

The Self-Medicating Animal

<b>C</b>hausiku was clearly sick. The chimpanzee was in her 30s, a chimp’s prime. She was usually a gentle, doting mother. But one day she built a nest in a tree, climbed in and lay down, letting her infant, a male named Chopin, roam unsupervised. Another female chimp began looking after Chopin while …

Here's everything leaving Netflix in March

As March approaches we have the rundown of the titles that will no longer be on the streaming giant. The list includes the hit comedies "Hitch" and "American Pie."<p>Below is the full list.<p>And we've highlighted a few titles we think you should check out one last time.

Universal Pictures

The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us and Why Befriending Our Neediness Is Essential for Happiness

“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature, they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of this creature’s reasoning itself.”<p><i>“The power of ‘the Eye of the Heart,’ which produces insight, is vastly superior to the power of thought, which</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

5 TED Talks to watch before your next job interview

In order to succeed your next job interview, the only way is to prepare yourself. There are different steps in preparing a job interview, however …

Employment

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Second Bright Spot Is Further Evidence That Ceres Is A Death Star

Clearly its planet-destroying superlaser is just firing up<p>You can’t trick us, Ceres. Out there in the asteroid belt, in the dark space between Mars and Jupiter, you’ve been keeping secrets. Scientists thought your shiny white spot was probably some kind of ice or a glassy deposit from a volcanic …

Astronomy

Petition demands Maze Runner cast apologise for 'thefts' from Native American burial site

More than 28,000 people sign up after Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials star Dylan O’Brien suggests actors took artefacts from New Mexico location<p>A petition calling on members of the cast of sci-fi sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials to apologise for stealing artefacts from an ancient Native …

The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife

Human habitation is more devastating to animals than nuclear fallout<p>On April 26, 1986, reactor four of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was destroyed by an unexpected surge of power during testing. The explosion was followed by a violent fire that spewed tremendous amounts of …

Wildlife

New Artificial Heart Is Made Of Foam

Soft but powerful<p>With too few donor hearts to satisfy the 123,000 patients awaiting a heart transplant, engineers have been working to design an artificial heart. The artificial hearts approved by the FDA are rigid devices attached to external pumps to mimic how the heart pushes blood through the …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Nature's hadron collider produces Higgs bosons all the time | Life & Physics

Cosmic rays provide a free source of high-energy collisions, which have been used in the past to discover new particles. A recent study calculates how often they produce Higgs bosons<p>On Wednesday the whole of year six from my daughter’s primary school came to visit UCL. They saw the Slade School of …

Leonard Mlodinow on human thought and the evolution of science - podcast

Why is it important to view scientific advances within the cultural and historical contexts from which they emerged? Continue reading...

New pictures of dwarf planet Ceres which could hold alien life

Nasa's spacecraft Dawn has sent back the closest images ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres<p>The closest pictures ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres show that its surface is so peppered with crater marks that it looks like a giant golf ball.<p>Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars …

Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

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