A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be terrible for you. Kidding! Kind of.
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Remember those frog transparencies from biology class? The ones in the textbook where you could lay the circulatory system on top of the digestive system on top of the skeleton system? Here's that same
Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes. Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're
The headlines around this year's GCSE results have focused on the fall in the proportion of students getting top grades. But for organisations like the Wellcome Trust, involved in science education, there's
And they're about 10 billion times more precise than your quartz wristwatch. At the foot of the mountains abutting Boulder, Colorado, in the labs of the National Institute of Science and Technology, there
Wave a sensor over an object and reproduce it, in the simplest setup we've seen to date. 3-D scanning is a technology with all the right pieces floating around, yet to be assembled into the final piece
Plus some other fun facts about the solar system! Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer.
In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe. After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many
What a makes a good clock? Andrew Ludlow, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, says one of the most important criteria is stability. "If you could imagine a grandfather clock
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