Matthew Howarth

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How true are national tourist stereotypes and where do they come from?

Germans hog sun loungers, French tourists are snobs, Americans are loud, and the English apologise too much. Sorry, but it’s true - according to national stereotypes that is.<p>Humans have been stamping geography-based labels on fellow Earth-dwellers since the dawn of time. At best, national …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

You no longer need to be a billion dollar company to pursue new discoveries<p>Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks …

Physicists Made the Brightest Light Ever

The Diocles laser is as bright as one billion suns and could pave the way for next generation x-ray technology.<p>A group of physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Extreme Light Laboratory announced Monday that they have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth using Diocles, one …

Companies are trying to use your DNA and bacteria to give you personalized diet advice — here's what the science says

In our never-ending quest to get healthy, there's a constant, nagging hope that we'll find a hidden key to fitness — some trick or piece of information that finally makes it easy to look and feel how we want.<p>That's why bizarre diets take off and nutrition "breakthroughs" tend to go viral (even …

Microbiome

10 National Parks in America You Need To Visit This Summer

There is no better way to spend the summer than to explore the great outdoors and travel to one of the many US national parks. From the East coast to …

Norway to boost Doomsday vault after entrance tunnel was breached

Defences at Norway’s “Doomsday vault” where thousands of varieties of crop seeds are stored in case of natural disaster are to be reinforced.<p>The move follows water gushing into the tunnel entrance after the permafrost melted last year.<p>Although no seeds were damaged there is concern that the the …

15 Stunning Destinations to Take your Travel Photography to the Next level

Looking to take your travel photography to the next level? A photographer is only as good as the subject matter they photograph, and we’ve got the 15 …

Local election 2017 results in England, Wales and Scotland - and what does it mean for the general election?

The Conservatives have made huge gains in the local council elections, at the expense of UKIP's collapse and a poor performance from Labour who have fallen behind the Tories in Scotland.<p>With all council seats now declared, the Conservatives have gained control of 11 councils and have increased …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

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