Amy Bowen

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The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Markets and tech companies braced for glitches as extra second introduced to allow atomic clocks to stay in sync with the Earth’s gradually slowing rotation<p>Time and tide wait for no man, the saying goes. But at midnight GMT on Tuesday clocks will pause momentarily as the entire planet gains a bonus …

Business Development

Meet the female Brian Cox

A hit at the Hay Festival, neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow has big plans for the future. She shares them with Bryony Gordon<p>On an average working day, Dr Hannah Critchlow has the privilege of watching the brain come alive in bright, electric lights. She maps its circuits, sees how they are …

Mental Health

Here's What Happens When a Man Eats Nothing But Food Made for Women

<i>By: Adam K. Raymond</i><p><i>Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist</i><p><b>After my breakfast</b> of Special K and Activia, but before my two-Luna Bar lunch, I sat down with a cup of Mother's Milk lactation tea and reached between my legs to make sure the balls I was born with were still there. Yep. Despite two weeks of eating …

Finally, Someone Made Waterproof Books You Can Take In The Bath And To The Beach

You've got your warm bath, your bubbles, your glass of cheap wine and your book club book. Was there ever a better recipe for relaxation? That is, until -- plunk! No thanks to slippery fingers and that glass of cheap wine, your just-purchased novel has taken a dive.<p>While the stress of keeping hold …

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills

June 8, 2015<br>The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources …

How to get into medical school

Thinking about applying to medical school in October? Jo Dodge finds out how to maximise your chances of success on this competitive course<p>Applying for medical school is well known for being one of the most competitive degrees to embark upon.<p>Universities look for outstanding grades in science …

The Latest on Nepal: Diarrhea fears in worst-hit quake areas

10:10 a.m. (0425 GMT)<p>Nepal's health secretary says there have been reports of people being hit by diarrhea in several districts in remote mountain …

Haiti Earthquake - our response

<b>On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Haiti. More than 220,000 people were killed and over 300,000 injured.</b><p>The …

Haiti earthquake: Did appeal money make a difference?

<b>The British public donated £107m ($168m) after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, an amount second only to that raised for the Indian Ocean tsunami. But how has that money helped Haiti two years on?</b><p>The relief effort began in the immediate aftermath of the devastating quake that struck the Caribbean nation …

10 Big Facts You Didn't Know About WWI

It’s been a hundred years since Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914. That, of course, set off the chain of reactions and …

Stolen 2,600-Year-Old Sarcophagus Returns to Egypt

FRED HIEBERT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGY FELLOW:<br>We’re looking at a series of artifacts that actually came from Egypt, were stolen and recovered by U.S. customs agents in the United States.<p>We have just a few artifacts that are going back to Egypt from a major antiquities smuggling case that …

Messenger spacecraft to crash into Mercury after studying it for years

The spacecraft that captured the first photos of ice on Mercury is bidding us all farewell on April 30th. NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (Messenger) spacecraft is almost out of propellant after spending over six-and-a-half years traveling to the planet and four …

Astronomy

Rocks reveal secret of Moon's formation

There are a number of ideas about where the Moon came from, but, based on orbital mechanics, the accepted theory is that about 150 million years …

Life at the Limits: Amazing Species Gallery

Animals have some amazing abilities, from a Hercules beetle that can lift 80 times its weight to the microscopic water bear (or tardigrade) that can …

Deep-sea fish show signs of exposure to pollution

A new study suggests deep-water fish may have health problems linked to human pollution. Eating these fish may expose diners to the same pollution.

NASA Is All About Sending Humans To Mars Before Anyone Else

NASA administrator Charles Bolden really wants to see people on Mars, and he wants America’s space agency to get them there first.<p>“Our ultimate focus is the journey to Mars and everything comes back to that,” Bolden told lawmakers at a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and …

Space Science

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

3D

Is the world ready for GM animals?

<b>The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon?</b><p>Back in the 1950s, two American scientists came up with a revolutionary idea to eliminate a longstanding …

Photograph: Ritchie Chen/ Polina Anikeeva/ MIT<p>Heat dissipates from iron oxide nanoparticles in an alternating magnetic field, triggering nervous impulses by activation of TRPV1 …

Magnetism

Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity

Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists. …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

How Do You Tell Someone That They're Dying?

<i>How do you tell someone that they're seriously ill, or even dying? Chrissie Giles explores how doctors learn and how they deal with the stress and</i> …

Can Drinking Milk Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Drink your milk, and you'll grow up strong. At least that's what your mom always said. But decades later, drinking your milk may help keep your brain …