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Study Finds Link Between Having More Sex and Better Memory

Best news we've heard all day.<p>Every day, without even thinking about it, you do all sorts of things that have been scientifically shown to help to boost your memory. Morning coffee? Check. Mid-day workout? Check. Salmon dinner? Also check. And now, according to new research, there might be even one</i> …

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you.<p>There is something enticingᅡᅠabout the idea of an island getaway. Though …

Palawan

'Origami robot' can be swallowed in pill and then sent on missions in the human body

An ‘origami robot’ that can be swallowed in a pill and then sent on missions inside the body promises a revolution in internal treatment of the digestive system, scientists have claimed.<p>A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sheffield University, and the Tokyo Institute of …

The things people ask about the scientific consensus on climate change

It’s been almost a month since the paper I co-authored on the synthesis of research into the scientific consensus on climate change was published. …

Nobel Prize

French teen live-streams her suicide on Periscope

The suicide of a teenager in France that was allegedly live-streamed via the popular app Periscope this week has shone a spotlight on the harsh realities of real-time video technologies.<p>French authorities have opened an investigation into the suicide. The local prosecutor said Wednesday the young …

Top 10 things you might find in a Pharaoh's tomb – in pictures

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Picture books,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Egyptology,Archaeology<p>From sarcophagi filled with mummified bodies to vintage wine to mysterious board games, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg set out what you might come across should you …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

One Minute of Intense Exercise Is Basically All You Need, Says Science

It's not that we don't know we need to work out; it's just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing <i>Gilmore Girls</i> episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, …

Large Swaths Of The Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years

Take a wild guess what the culprit is.<p>It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world's oceans to warm, rise and acidify.<p>But an equally troubling impact of climate change is that it is beginning to rob the oceans of oxygen.<p>While ocean deoxygenation is well established, a new …

German town introduces in-ground traffic lights for pedestrians glued to their phones

A small city in southern Germany may be the first place in the world to introduce in-ground traffic lights.<p>The move by authorities in Augsburg comes …

Did you solve it? Bongard picture puzzles that will bongo with your brain

I’ve been posting fortnightly puzzles in the Guardian for almost a year now, and one of the trickiest things to judge is level of difficulty.<p>I try only to set puzzles that are understandable to everyone, and that at least a significant minority will be able to solve.

Puzzles

These Gorgeous Images Are What Happens When Science and Photography Collide

To make the image titled <i>Solar Plexus</i>, Caleb Charland lay on back at his home in Maine for two hours with his camera resting on the pit of his …

Fascinating route maps and posters from the early days of air travel

The tree of life: with Darwin from Genesis to genomics | Petter Hellström

A new “tree of life” has prompted a re-evaluation of our place in evolution. But why are these diagrams named after the tree in the biblical Garden of Eden?<p>Last week a team of scientists published a new “tree of life” in the journal Nature Microbiology. The evolutionary diagram, representing the …

Hidden health advantages in having a garden

The power of a garden to improve longevity has been demonstrated in a new study from Harvard University.<p>It shows women who live in homes surrounded …

Why it's good to keep on learning: taking on the Ph.D. later in life

by Mark Miller<p>Robert Hevey was fascinated by gardening as a child, but then he grew up and took a 30-year career detour. Hevey earned a master's in …

Dinosaurs weren’t driven to extinction by that meteorite after all

New evidence shows that dinosaurs were dying out 24 million years before bolide impact.<p>It's the most dramatic mass extinction in the history of …

The Infinite Hotel Paradox

Infinity is one of those concepts that we think we understand, but most (all?) of us can't actually wrap our minds around. German mathematician David …

Mathematics

We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the season of lies.<p>We watch with fascination as candidates for the world's most powerful job trade falsehoods and allegations of dishonesty.<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump routinely calls rival Ted Cruz "Lyin' Ted." Cruz retorts: "Falsely accusing someone of …

China's realistic robot Jia Jia can chat with real humans

She can pose for pictures, too.<p>The University of Science and Technology of China has recently unveiled an eerily realistic robot named Jia Jia. While she looks more human-like than that creepy ScarJo robot, you'll probably still find yourself plunging head first into the uncanny valley while …

Robotics

Singapore Is Getting Driverless Taxi Cabs

NuTonomy, a driverless car startup that spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology three years ago, has its sights set on operating a …

The Crazy Tests New Planes Go Through Before Flying

We guarantee you’ve never taken an exam this tough. Or long. Or involving quite so many dead chickens. (Seriously.)<p>Before passengers set foot on a …