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Why are we short-sighted?

Myopia is among our most common complaints – but have we fundamentally misunderstood its origins and its treatment? David Robson squints at an answer.<p>When I was a teenager, my eyesight slowly began to fail and I had to wear spectacles. What began as tiny slithers of glass soon started to approach …

Immune System

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

University of Oxford

How to survive a disaster

In a catastrophic event, most people fail to do the one thing that would save their life, says Michael Bond.<p>At seven o’clock in the evening of 27 September 1994, the cruise ferry MS Estonia left Tallin with 989 people on board, heading for Stockholm through the Baltic Sea. It never got there. Six …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Alt-week 10.26.13: Somewhere, is a galaxy far, far away and how time is just a side effect

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>In the red corner, we have quantum theory. In the blue, it's relativity. But, if new experiments are to be believed, the two feuding concepts might not need to slug it out after all. In unrelated news, …

Are conspiracy theories destroying democracy?

<b>The more information we have about what governments and corporations are up to the less we seem to trust them. Will conspiracy theories eventually destroy democracy?</b><p>What if I told you I had conclusive proof that the moon landings were faked, but I had been told to keep it under wraps by my BBC …

Die seltsame Physik Hollywoods

Plötzlich schwebt eine Zahnspange durch das Spaceshuttle. Auch im Weltraum-Thriller "Gravity" finden sich etliche abwegige Szenen. Dennoch besticht …

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Drug addiction: The complex truth

We’re told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn’t that simple – a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.<p>Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” make people flinch. It's not just the …

When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information<p>I once caught an 11th-grader who snuck a cheat sheet into the final exam.<p>At first, he tried to shuffle it under some scratch paper. When I cornered him, he shifted tactics. "It's my page of equations," he told me. …

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Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

Researchers link brains, control each other's actions via the internet (video)

Human brain-to-brain interfacing seems like the stuff of fiction (<i>Pacific Rim</i>, anyone?), but researchers at the University of Washington have made it a reality. A team led by faculty members Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco claim to have pioneered the world's first human-to-human experiment of the …

Kuriose Videospielwerbung im Rückblick: Von toten Teddybären und lila Häschen – Teil I

Eine ganze Generation wurde in den 80ern von Mario und Co. mit dem Videospiel-Virus infiziert, doch die Gamergemeinde wurde älter. Dementsprechend …

Kuriose Videospielwerbung im Rückblick: Von toten Teddybären und lila Häschen – Teil II

Einen hab ich noch: Weiter geht es mit dem zweiten Teil der Auswahl der skurrilsten Werbeanzeigen für Videospiele von 1996 bis 1999. Wer den den …

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …