Joe Sherwood

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What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

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This color-shifting lizard's skin morphs just as Alan Turing predicted

At least, when you take John von Neumann's math into account<p>There’s a particular type of lizard that changes the color of its spots as it ages — and researchers have just discovered the mathematical rules that govern this peculiar metamorphosis.<p>Meet the ocellated lizard, a 30-to-35-inch reptile …

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Bill Gates Says These Are the Jobs He Would Drop Out of College for Today

Bill Gates is often called Harvard’s most famous dropout. He notably ditched the top university in 1975 to found Microsoft, and became the world’s …

Can smart switching cut your energy bills?

<b>A new generation of energy switching services is emerging, claiming to offer better ways for millions of people to cut their gas and electricity bills.</b><p>They are designed to help overcome the problem of inertia - the seemingly stubborn refusal of more than 17 million UK households to switch energy …