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Primary school bans homework after pupils and parents voted to read books instead

A primary school has scrapped homework after the move was backed in a poll by parents and pupils.<p>Children at the 193-pupil Inverlochy Primary School in Fort William have been urged instead to use the time they would have spent on homework to read books, magazines and comics.<p>Nearly 80 per cent of …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Outer Space Is Mountainous Terrain

Humans need to learn how to scale it before they colonize space.<p>It’s hard to conceptualize space. Movies have made it seem flat and empty, sort of a</i> …

Space Travel

2 Rarely Used Ingredients That Practically Guarantee Success

And Motivation Isn't One Of Them<p>I am often asked to come and speak or give seminars on Motivation at companies and Leadership Conferences, and the HR departments calling me are always a little bit stunned when I say "No!"<p>After a moment's silence, they say, "<i>But you're a leadership expert: you</i> …

Motivation

Universe has 2 trillion galaxies, astronomers say

Hubble telescope images from deep space were collected over 20 years to solve the puzzle of how many galaxies the cosmos harbors<p>There are a dizzying 2 trillion galaxies in the universe, up to 20 times more than previously thought, astronomers reported on Thursday. The surprising finding, based on …

Universe

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state.<p>The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to …

Retailers are copying Amazon with a strategy that's getting you to spend more

Amazon Prime is a paid loyalty program that costs $99 or $10.99 a month and grants members many benefits, including free two-day shipping and access to stream online videos and music.<p>Roughly 49 million American households, or 44% of households in the US, have Prime memberships, according to Cowen & …

10 Cool New Technologies and Inventions You didn't know existed

Portal<p>In this post we collect some best cool technologies and new tech inventions from internet, you didn’t believe these gadgets existed in this …

Are The Beginning And End Of The Universe Connected?

The very earliest stages of the Universe as-we-know-it began with the hot Big Bang, where the expanding Universe was filled with high energy particles, antiparticles and radiation. But in order to set that up, we needed a time where the Universe was dominated by energy inherent to space itself, …

Dark Matter

Microsoft is about to announce something big

Microsoft is about to make our fall a little more interesting.<p>The company on Friday sent out invites to press for a New York City product showcase on …

13 Haunting Books To Read This Fall, If You Dare

👻<p>‘Tis the season for re-re-watching “Stranger Things” and contemplating the punniest possible couple’s costume, plug and socket notwithstanding. ‘Tis also the season for picking up scary books ― books that disturb, books that alarm, books that go bump in the night.<p>We’ve selected a few of our …

The eight scientific breakthroughs set to revolutionise our future

Science is the scaffolding on which innovation is built. From quantum computers to 3D-printed organs, genetic tweaking and super-strong materials, …

Albert Einstein

How an Australian College Student Did What NASA Couldn't

Paddy Neumann's final project—which proposes using junk metal as rocket fuel—could change space travel forever.<p>Paddy Neumann kind of looks like someone who's really into brewing beer. But back when he was a third year student at the University of Sydney, the now Dr. Neumann started on a course of …

Space Travel

Take a rare look inside this $174 million superyacht that has its own helipad and movie theater

Wealthy buyers hailing from Russia to Italy gathered at this year's Monaco Yacht Show to marvel at the most luxurious yachts on the market.<p>One of the yachts on sale, dubbed the Solandge, has to be one of the more opulent yachts we've ever seen.<p>With six decks and a hefty $174 million price tag it's …

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

The BBC is testing a holographic television inspired by 'Star Wars'

The British broadcaster has created an experimental holographic television, inspired by the Princess Leia hologram in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."<p>In a blog explaining the innovation, the BBC said it created the holographic TV using "existing technologies and simple techniques."<p>Here's how …

The 'iPhone of vaporizers' just got even better

The startup behind the "iPhone of vaporizers" is back at it with two new devices.<p>On September 22, San Francisco-based Pax Labs unveiled the Pax 3 (the third generation of its most talked-about vape), as well as a new marijuana-oil pen called the Pax Era. Both devices carry on the company's …

Nasa announcement about Jupiter’s moon Europa won’t be to say that the moon has aliens, agency clarifies

Nasa has poured cold, salty water on excitement that it could be about to announce it had found aliens.<p>The agency has looked to calm speculation on …

The Millennials Driving a Food Waste Revolution

Can you imagine cooking ten times a week and then slinging the contents straight into the bin? Every year Britons chuck some seven tonnes of food …

Sustainability

A Newly Explored Undersea Volcano Is Teeming With Alien Life Forms

Earlier this month, a three-crew submarine dove to Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot-tall extinct volcano off the coast of Hawaii that had never been …

Dr Orgasm will see you now: is the O-Shot what women need for better sex?

Dr Charles Runels has been called a miracle-worker by the women whose clitorises he has injected with their own blood. But many medical professionals believe the effects are simply placebo – and question Runels’ methods<p>Seven years ago, Dr Charles Runels’ lover surprised him at his office, demanding …

Placebos

YouTube gets its own social network with the launch of YouTube Community

Confirming earlier reports that YouTube was planning to introduce more social networking features to its service, the company announced this morning the launch of YouTube Community, which allows video creators to better engage viewers using text, GIFs, images and more. The goal with the new …

Social Media

How To Learn And Master Any Skill Twice As Fast, According To Science

Whether you're trying to be pro at Photoshop, or step up your tennis game, or master a dueling banjo song, you're probably dutifully following the age-old advice that practice makes perfect.<p>However, contrary to popular belief, doing the same thing over and over again might not be the most efficient …

Physicists Have Caught Signs of a New Particle: The Madala Boson

And it could help solve one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.<p>Physicists have discovered signals of a new particle in the swathes of data …

Physics

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study

Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993<p>Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to …