Barack Obama—recently dubbed America’s most admired man, courtesy of an annual Gallup poll—has once again cemented his reputation as our most culturally astute (and certainly most culturally aware) president,
Do merging black holes lose information? They absolutely must, according to General Relativity and the known laws of physics. Take two black holes, merge them together, and they lose mass. For the ten
Mel Greaves has a simple goal in life. He is trying to create a yoghurt-like drink that would stop children from developing leukaemia. The idea might seem eccentric; cancers are not usually defeated so
New York (AFP) They hung up their bowler hats decades ago, but Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy remain cinema's most iconic comic duo, with a unique chemistry explored in a new feature centered on their careers'
The year 2018 provided plenty to chew on if you're interested in science and the environment. From the stark warning from climate scientists about the dangers of letting temperatures rise beyond 1.5C the
He is American literature’s greatest, most enduring enigma. In 1923, Jean Toomer — highborn but an orphan and a drifter, a young man with secrets — published the single, slender novel upon which his reputation
These female Heian-era writers were considered beautiful for their ability to write poetry. In the Heian court of imperial Japan, a thousand years ago, almost every celebrated literary genius was a woman.
School reports are a waste of time as teachers are no longer honest for fear of upsetting pushy parents, a headmaster has said. Teachers do not want to risk any potential fall-out with parents who may
Many historians agree that the North American figure of Santa Claus can be traced back to a monk named Saint Nicholas of Myra, a bearded fourth-century Greek Christian with a penchant for charitable giving.