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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Meat Leads to 23,000 Deaths Each Year

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>According to a new report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, antibiotic resistance in …

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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 …

Time Travel

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Green cuts risk sending UK back to the dark ages

The government’s U-turn on renewable energy risks sending this country back to the dark ages of relying only on fossil fuel.<p>Since the election we have seen a slashing of subsidies for biomass, anaerobic digestion and biogas as well as solar and wind.<p>This will make very little difference to …

Renewable Energy

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

Blue energy: How mixing water can create electricity

The intriguing chemistry that occurs where rivers meet the sea could power our homes and much more, says Phillip Ball.<p>It is perhaps one of the most under-exploited sources of green energy. When salt water and fresh water mix in estuaries, a chemical process occurs that can be harnessed for …

Carbon Dioxide

The real reason sweet tastes sweet

You might think that the sweet taste of fruit is all down to those natural sugars. Think again, says Veronique Greenwood.<p>We tend to think of sugar as the supreme ruler of the sensation of sweetness. If an orange tastes sweet, it's because of the sugars it contains hit the sweet receptors in your …

Tomatoes

Could psychedelic drugs make smokers quit?

A team of scientists are giving hallucinogens to smoking addicts to help them cut the habit. Tim Maughan visited the lab where this surprising research is emerging.<p>Nicotine patches, chewing gum, cold turkey. Giving up cigarettes can be tough, but there are many strategies smokers can try. Matthew …

Psychedelia

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Crime

How to overthrow a Martian dictatorship

The governments we create on other worlds might turn nasty. Richard Hollingham meets a group plotting revolution in space.<p>Two short blocks from the London headquarters of Britain’s security service, MI6, a group of 30 men and women is plotting to overthrow the government.<p>Not – and I should make …

Non-violence

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Psychology

One doctor’s gruesome way to banish baldness

Dr Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a grey …

Hair

What you may not know about taking a flight

There’s a lot going on around you when you board a plane. BBC Future reviews some of the more surprising facts about your journey.<p>The number of people in the air at any one time is climbing steadily toward one million – and at this time of year, many people around the world are planning a …

Behavior

Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?

Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty. Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson.<p>Imagine you grew up with a non-identical twin. You have the same upbringing, the same IQ, the same education, the …

Psychology

Should we build a village on the Moon?

The new head of the European Space Agency has a plan – for humanity to build a ‘village on the Moon’. Richard Hollingham asks him why.<p>Professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been in his new job as Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for a week. In charge of a €4.4 billion annual …

Space Science

The ultimate guide to AI

Smart machines are about to shape your life in hidden ways. Welcome to a special series on AI – exploring the truth about what this technology means for you.<p>What does artificial intelligence mean to you? If you believe the movies, AI is something theoretical, futuristic…far away. It’s a rampaging …

Artificial Intelligence

Can a machine ever think?

Would a supersmart AI have a conscious experience like us? As Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates, you can fake intelligence.<p>Imagine we had invented a computer that could act like a human in every possible way. Every decision it made, every word it spoke, seemed to be the same as a living, breathing …

American Philosophy

The mysterious way your body changes with the weather

Does the damp cause arthritis? Can air pressure shifts bring a headache? Will the temperature influence a baby's sex? David Robson finds some surprising evidence for the folklore.<p>In 2013, neuroscientists reported one of the strangest case reports in the history of medicine: a man who claimed to be …

Particles

What I wore this week: deep V necks

First, a quick recap of the modern history of necklines. A long time ago, when cleavage was A Thing, the primary function of the neckline in womenswear was as a showcase for hoisted breasts. Then, cleavage stopped being A Thing, and in its absence the neckline became about filling the visual gap …

Fashion Week

Espai Bretanya – Corporate Identity by Sandra Costa

Beautiful Corporate Design.<p>Sandra Costa created this beautiful corporate identity for Espai Bretanya, a Brittany cultural institution in Barcelona. …

10 Tips to Motivate You out of a Photography Rut

Are all your photos starting to look the same? Break out of your photography rut and get the creative juices flowing with these 10 tips.