Akash Sivananthan

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Nonlinear rotational Doppler effect in light observed for the first time

Experimental physicist Prof. Thomas Zentgraf and his two colleagues from the University of Birmingham, Dr. Guixin Li and Prof. Shuang Zhang, have for …

Physics

We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

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11 common myths about the brain that need to be smashed

Nevertheless, the world is filled with dozens of ideas about why we think the way we do.<p>Here are 11 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them:

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Classic Novels by James Joyce and Virginia Woolf Contain Mathematical Mulitfractal Structures

Academics at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Poland put over 100 famous novels through a detailed statistical analysis and found that an …

iPhone Update Will Tint Screens At Night, For Your Health

iOS 9.3 will be much easier on the eyes<p>Apple isn't shy about including features that originally appear on the jailbreak scene and adding them into the standard iPhone experience. New additions like quick reply to messages in iOS 8 or notification banners in iOS 5 were previously present for …

The US is following Japan off the demographic cliff

Japan has already gone through what the rest of the developed world has since or will go through shortly… but nobody gets it. Japan didn't see it coming, and neither will Germany, Europe, or the U.S. ahead.<p>I just spoke in South Korea at the World Knowledge Forum and my message was that they're …

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

My hero: Albert Einstein by Graham Farmelo

It’s 100 years since Einstein completed his theory of relativity, transforming our understanding of the universe<p>Time magazine chose well when it named Albert Einstein as the most influential person of the 20th century. As well as being a peerless scientist, he showed great wisdom and integrity – he …

Physics

Physicists set quantum record by using photons to carry messages from electrons almost 2 kilometers apart

"Electron spin is the basic unit of a quantum computer," Yu said. "This work can pave the way for future quantum networks that can send highly secure …

Quantum Physics

Earth may have ‘hairy’ dark matter around it, new study suggests

It looks like Earth might have “hair” – mysterious dark matter that’s sprouting around it, a new NASA experiment has shown. The discovery might be …

Scientists unable to explain starling mass drownings

Behaviour could be one cause of the unusual drownings of the birds in large groups in England and Wales<p>Starlings have been consistently drowning in large groups in a phenomenon yet to be fully explained by scientists, according to new research led by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).<p>In 12 …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

Gravity will rip Martian moon apart to form dust and rubble ring

Mars will become the fifth ringed planet as the largest of its two moons disintegrate - in 20 to 70 million years, according to new data<p>Mars is on course to become the fifth ringed planet in the solar system according to astronomers, who claim that its mini moon, Phobos, will one day disintegrate …

Solar Wind

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

WhatsApp for Android Updated With The Ability to Mute Groups

WhatsApp is one of the most popular cross-platform messaging client, which was recently acquired by Facebook for a whopping $19 billion.<p>Recently, …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

The first-ever naturally occurring gears are found on an insect's legs

Gears are a potent symbol of human industry, a sign of mechanical wonder or a cold assembly line. If you had to pick something to stand against the natural world, they'd be a pretty likely pick — except that as it turns out, insects discovered them first. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, …