Rosleen Abdul Samad

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‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

If you want to invest smarter, invest like a woman

There is a big body of academic research, mostly based on surveys and studies, indicating that women are better than men at investing because they are more patient, make fewer off-the-cuff decisions, and exhibit more self-control.<p>Here’s some proof that the theory holds true in real life as well.<p>It …

Investing

The 4D Future of Stuff

Why limit ourselves to printing in just three dimensions?<p>Ours is a world of static objects, cut, cast, or forged for specific tasks. But let’s say you opened an Ikea box, and the desk inside assembled itself. Or your water pipes shrank as the pressure decreased: no more weak showers, less wasted …

Engineering

The science behind losing weight

There are thousands of diet plans out there with lots of different approaches to achieving the same goal: trim the fat.<p>Are there universal truths about weight loss that we can all learn? The answer is yes. There is an undeniable science behind the process of losing weight, and it all boils down to …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Mount Everest

Why There Is No Magic Formula for Increasing Creativity

Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance…<p>Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin.<p>Or maybe we should indulge in boozy revelry, like Toulouse-Lautrec.<p>Maybe …

Creativity