Kristabel Hilton

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How maths can change your life - podcast

Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg argues that maths can help all of us become sharper thinkers<p>Jordan Ellenberg is aprofessor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.<p>His new book, How Not To Be Wrong, is an attempt to reconnect us with how maths can improve and inform our lives, deploying …

Top bananas: shopping list survey reveals bananas are number 1 supermarket impulse buy

Statistical analysis reveals the extent to which we fail to follow our shopping lists<p>One of the few times you actually use a pen to write something down these days is just before a trip to the supermarket.<p>In order to understand how these rather charming, old-fashioned scribbles influence what …

Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

What do pencillin, polythene and Mexican yam have in common?<p><i>This article was first published on The Conversation.</i><p>Did you know that the discovery of a way to make ammonia was the single most important reason for the world’s population explosion from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today? Or that …

I am Bread is coming to PS4 this summer

I am Bread, the game about playing as a slice of bread struggling to ascend to a piece of toast, is coming to PS4 this summer.<p>Developed by Bossa …

The valuable lesson Warner Bros. should be learning from Lego Batman

It's been pointed out that Warner Bros.' attitude toward superhero films is to seem slightly embarrassed by the idea of the superhero in the first place. The Hollywood Reporter's interview with Greg Silverman, the studio's president of creative development and worldwide production, does little to …

Meet The Robot That Draws | Forbes

Meet Smart Luggage, the Must-Have Travel Gadget of 2015

Just as the year’s latest and greatest tech gadgets are being introduced at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, another must-have …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Richard Branson's wildly ambitious plan to explore the world's deepest oceans is put on ice

Virgin Oceanic quietly put out to pasture<p>Sir Richard Branson's lofty ambitions to explore the limits of Earth — in both directions — have been put on ice. After Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during testing earlier this year, company representatives have confirmed that Virgin Oceanic's goal …

Space Travel

Mystery Solved? How Butterflies Came to Look Like Dead Leaves

Kallima butterflies gradually evolved the distinctive look of dead, veiny leaves, study claims.<p>The secret of how butterflies came to look like leaves may have been revealed—fittingly, by an insect that gave wings to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.<p>The question of how the closed wings of dead …

Biology

I am the world's worst sender of Christmas cards

If you fail to get a Christmas card from me this year, it’s nothing to do with revenge, says Glenda Cooper.<p>Crossing someone off your Christmas card list is a clichéd threat, but apparently we actually do it. Last week, an Oxfam survey found that the average person takes five names off their list …

First look at Carl Weathers' Combat Carl in Pixar's Toy Story of Terror!

The <b>Toy Story</b> gang are set to reunite next month as Disney-Pixar and ABC deliver the Halloween TV special <b>Toy Story of Terror!</b>, which sees the return …