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Time is understood very differently across cultures

Is the future forward or backward? Left or right?<p>Forget the gears of a watch. those collections of cogs and springs might help us track the passing hours, but the way we visualize tempo is far more nuanced. “Time is abstract. It can’t be tall or short or big or small,” says Emanuel Bylund, a …

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

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Physics

Say hello to the magnetic, Silly Putty-style slime of the future

When it came to childhood obsessions, Silly Putty was probably up there with Furbies, Pogs, and Tamagotchis. You could bounce and stretch and snap …

Your attractiveness may be down to how you smell

Researchers have found that smells can change how our brains bond<p>We already know that imprinting is a crucial psychological mechanism for young …

Neuroscience

ESA: Another Star Will Enter Our Solar System in 1.3 Million Years, Potentially Sending Comets Hurtling Towards Us

Scientists have discovered that 1.3 million years from now a star will brush past our solar system, potentially sending a huge mass of comets …

You Can See an Enormous Asteroid Pass by Earth on Friday Night

With the hysteria and endless hype surrounding last week's solar eclipse fading into the background, you've probably exhausted your excitement for …

Asteroids

6 Fantasy Series That Could Become the Next Game of Thrones

Readers of George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> may well see the conclusion of its TV adaptation, <i>Game of Thrones,</i> before he publishes the next …

TV Series

15 Pride reads for youth

June 30, 2016, marks the final day of Canada's inaugural Pride month — 30 days dedicated to celebrating the hard-won rights of LGBTQ people. Why not …

Books

U2 Performs New Song 'The Blackout' From Its Upcoming Album 'Songs Of Experience'

After the unfortunate <i>Songs of Innocence</i> roll-out, many people questioned whether there was still a place for U2 in 2014 and beyond. U2 seems to have asked themselves the same question. As other, more grippingly consequential upheavals occurred over the ensuing years, the band found themselves …