Philip Thomas Kanianthara

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HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

Physics

35 life hacks for the modern gentleman

From how to properly cook a steak to clear-cut rules on matching your dress shoes to your suit, these tips will make every guy's life a little easier.<p>Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your elbow. Then take the bottom (inside-out portion) …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and …

Anthropology

How Do Motorcycles Lean So Far Without Tipping Over?

Riding a motorcycle is just like riding a bike except it's much faster—oh, and you don't have to pedal. In both cases, the two wheeled vehicle can …

Physics

Caltech Announces Discovery in Fundamental Physics

News Writer: Rod Pyle One of the metallic samples studied, niobium diselenide, is seen here–the square in the center–as prepared for an X-ray …

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

High School

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

Why We Can See In The Dark - Sky & Telescope

<b>In search of a pitch black night? Don't expect to find it on Earth. Thanks to starlight, zodiacal light, and especially airglow, true darkness</b> …

Water, Water Not Everywhere: Why Puddles Stop Spreading

When you spill water on a glass table, the water spreads for a few seconds, and then stops in distinct puddles. These formations make water easier to …

Carbon Dioxide

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Reconsidering Math as an Art Form

Imagine a classroom filled with enthusiastic students posing some delightful and engaging questions - What happens when I draw a triangle within a rectangular box? Is infinity a number? How many ways can I symmetrically tile a surface? Why does adding up a list of consecutive odd numbers, starting …

How the language you speak changes your brain

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

How mosquitoes find you to bite you

Mosquitoes use a triple threat of visual, olfactory, and thermal cues to home in on their human targets, a new Caltech study suggests.<p>Are you dousing …

Mosquitoes

Three Experiments That Show Relativity Is Real

Having written up three of my favorite experiments demonstrating quantum phenomena, the next logical step is to do the same for the <i>other</i> great theory of modern physics, relativity. Like quantum mechanics, relativity predicts some strange phenomena, but also like quantum mechanics, it’s …

Physics

The Theory Of Evolution Does Not Apply To Modern Human Beings

Roosh Valizadeh<p>Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh created ROK in October 2012. You can visit his blog at RooshV.com or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.<p>I …