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General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Physics

5 Exciting Technologies NASA's Developing So We Can Make It To Mars And Back

If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere<p>NASA really wants to go to Mars in the 2030s. Last week, the agency released a report about its progress and plans for the #JourneyToMars. Though the report is mostly filled with optimism and abstract goals, it does outline a few of the …

Space Science

Drink up: 17 spectacular rooftop bars to visit around the world this summer

The Rise of the Celebrity Scientist

The Debate on Gene Editing

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

Graphene

Italian physicist's book on Einstein's relativity theory becomes surprise hit

Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven Brief Lessons in Physics), by Carlo Rovelli, promoted alongside Fifty Shades of Grey in Italian bookstores<p>A book explaining Einstein’s theory of general relativity seems an unlikely contender for a bestseller. But in Italy, Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Quantum revolution: UK strategy outlines research into 6G smartphones and quantum computers

A new £270m strategy into quantum technology growth has been established, designed to guide research into everything from 6G smartphones to quantum …

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Autonomous Materials Will Let Future Robots Change Color And Shift Shape

Some of the applications sound like pure science fiction<p>New robots could take on exciting new forms and applications, with each component of the machine able to react and act on its own, according to a review published today in <i>Science</i>.<p>The materials making up a robot are themselves are becoming more …

Carbon Fiber

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

Half of human Aids came from gorillas

Scientists identified pre-cursor of HIV virus in gorillas in Cameroon<p>Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.<p>The new information means that …

Andre Agassi reveals how he 'raised £115m in 15 minutes of telephone calls'

Andre Agassi tells Simon Briggs how his own struggles inspired him to set up more than 100 schools and how he has learnt to enjoy what tennis has given him<p>One of the most memorable stories in 'Open', Andre Agassi’s autobiography, got stuck into Pete Sampras for guarding his wallet as tightly as his …

Top 10 breakfast spots in Paris

Paris holidays,Restaurants,Coffee,Breakfast,Food and drink,French food and drink,Travel,Top 10s,France holidays,Europe holidays<p>Make the most of a romantic night out in Paris by following it with a great, late breakfast. And, as our selection shows, Parisians today are as likely to plump for an …

Breakfast

Amazon’s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books

If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software, …

Boyhood - the epic film shoot by numbers

The Telegraph looks into the numbers behind the critically acclaimed film Boyhood, which was shot over a period of 12 years<p><b>Boyhood</b> was originally supposed to be called 12 Years but that title was pulled as the producers wanted to avoid confusion with 12 Years a Slave.<p>Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason …

How viable is nuclear fusion as an energy source? - podcast

At Iter in the south of France, seven international partners have pooled their financial and scientific resources to build the biggest fusion reactor in history. Their aim is to resolve critical scientific and technical issues, and take fusion to the point where industrial applications can be …

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.<p>But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with …

Qatar Has Asked a U.S. Family if They Want Their Daughter's Alleged Killer Executed

A Pennsylvania family is being asked to decide on whether the alleged killer of their daughter should be put to death in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar.<p>…

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

This Extreme Endurance Icon Ran 95 Miles In 24 Hours Wearing A Wetsuit

Simply finishing the World's Toughest Mudder is a feat of physical and mental ferocity.<p>It's a contest for athletes "who find marathons too easy and triathlons meh," merging extreme endurance with severe military-style obstacle courses.<p>Ryan Atkins of Toronto won the World's Toughest Mudder in 2013. …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Top 10: characterful Venice hotels

An insider's guide to the most characterful hotels in Venice, including the best hotels for chic suites, striking décor, beautiful gardens and quirky art collections, in locations near the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square.<p>Hotel Metropole<p>Venice, Veneto, Italy<p>8 Telegraph expert rating<p>The …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

How to Survive a Shark Attack | The Art of Manliness

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t …