Essi Carleman

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Watch: Could We Live On Mars?

The first in a new animated series explaining science’s most fascinating mysteries<p>For as long as we've known about other planets, we have dreamed of living off-world. Some scientists argue that one of the best places to establish a human colony could be Mars—but there are some serious obstacles …


Edward Snowden in Conversation with Barton Gellman

Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

Perfect.<p>For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, …


‘Science Wars’, A Musical Tribute to the Sciences That Parodies Star Wars Songs

“Science Wars” by AsapSCIENCE is an acapella musical tribute to the sciences that parodies the songs of the Star Wars franchise. Physics, chemistry, …

E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly 'popcorn lung'

Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical in 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes.<p>Diacetyl, a chemical which is used as a butter substitute in flavours like Cotton Candy and Cupcake, has been linked to respiratory …

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This Timelapse Video of Radio Observatories is Just Breathtaking

With gold-plated space telescopes promising to discover distant worlds and unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe, radio astronomy can …

Tickling rats and giggling dolphins: do animals have a sense of humour?

Laughter has many functions, and whilst language is a key part of human humour, psychologists think certain animals show signs of being in on the joke<p>There’s a video on YouTube (above) with over three and half million views, in which a girl appears to make a dolphin giggle by doing repeated …