Ian Newton

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An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Nanotech

The 116 things that can give you cancer – the full list

Rocked by the news that processed meat could be terribly bad for you? Well, chimney sweeping, salted fish and fracking also appear on the list compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer<p>After Monday’s bombshell news from the World Health Organisation that bacon, ham and sausages are …

Cancer

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique

Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer paint beautiful shadows based on the maths of stereographic projection, a method originally used by cartographers to map the Earth<p>Like a Halloween pumpkin, the hollow sphere casts a dramatic shadow across the room.<p>The curved lines on the spherical shell magically …

Amazon Zocalo Targets Microsoft, Box With Enterprise File-Sharing Service

The file-sharing and collaboration sector just got a new competitor: Amazon.<p>Amazon announced Thursday the latest product to join its Amazon Web …

The private lives of Isaac Newton

In the wake of recent flaps over personal data stored online, Sarah Dry considers the history and digitisation of Isaac Newton’s private papers<p>Despite the recent news of Facebook’s undisclosed fiddling with user news feeds and Google’s quick scramble to comply with the recent "right to be …