Jessica Smff Greenfield

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How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong

At the height of the Great Famine, China hosted the World Championships of ping-pong and managed to hide the deaths of nearly 44 million even with …

2014 Is the International Year of Crystallography (‘What’s Crystallography?’ You Ask)

There once was a dark and distant time when we only understood molecules as equations of letters and numbers. With the advent of crystallography — …

Big Pic: An Electronic Membrane Thin Enough To Drape Over Human Hairs

A step toward electronic contact lenses<p>What's this? It's an electronic membrane that's so thin and flexible, it can drape itself over human hairs and continue to work. Yep, those long sticks are hairs. The membrane is one micrometer thick, while the hairs are about 100 micrometers thick.<p>This device …

Nanotech

Explainer: What Causes Winter Storms?

The storms which have battered the UK over recent weeks can be traced back to a strong front of contrasting temperature between particularly cold air …

Climate Change

Does it matter that there aren't more women in science?

A bibliometric analysis in <i>Nature</i> purports to confirm that women scientists are discriminated against. But the full picture might be much more interesting<p>Despite years of effort almost all scientific fields are still dominated by men. There are exceptions: you are more likely to find equal ratios in …

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Don't worry, be happy: overcoming worry may be key to mental health

Worry plays a role in causing a wide range of psychological problems. But don't fret – there's a simple, effective treatment<p>Are you weary of "new year, new you" positive thinking exercises? Tired of trying to feel Tiggerish in the cold, dark, midwinter mornings? Why not try this quick experiment to …