Ana Noronha

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How Carl Sagan Described Death To His Young Daughter

A new essay from Sasha Sagan shows how a great popularizer of science answered his own kid's big questions.<p>When your dad is Carl Sagan, your first lessons on death aren't sugar-coated. But they are nevertheless sweet and compassionate. That's how Sasha Sagan, Carl's daughter, describes them in a …

Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

ROSETTA'S COMET TOUCHDOWN is a pilot educational project about space exploration. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, the pilot kit comprises a model of the ESA …

Accusations of fraud are spurring a revolution in scientific publishing, writes Dr Mark Lorch http://gu.com/p/3k82k/tw Photograph: Getty

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think, write Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman http://gu.com/p/3kdm5 Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Male and female brains really are wired differently, scans reveal http://gu.com/p/3kppd/tw Photograph: National Academy of Sciences/PA

'Determination' can be induced by electrical brain stimulation, say researchers http://gu.com/p/3yxjc/tw

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

Citizen Science: A Hobby with implications

<i>Petra D’Odorico is an environmental / earth system scientist studying land vegetation dynamics from space and in the field. She has a PhD from the</i> …

A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

Space in Videos

Orbiting Earth once every 90 minutes, the International Space Station soars into 16 sunrises and sunsets every single day. Many of these sunrises …

Space

The Soyuz launch sequence explained

No shuttle? No problem. Five spaceflight missions to get excited about

A robotic spacecraft to get a close-up of Pluto. A high-speed landing on a comet. And a mission to test twins - one in space and one on the ground - …

Science Weekly podcast: Britain invests in spaceplanes

The Sabre engine is being developed by UK firm Reaction Engines and could herald a new era of space flight, opening up access to space as never …

Curiosity rover finds evidence Mars lost its atmosphere 4bn years ago

A mysterious, catastrophic event tore away the atmosphere of Mars, according to the first detailed analysis of the make-up of the air on the Red …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Steve Fuller proposes an antidote to our legislators' obsession with the risk-averse, anti-progress precautionary principle http://gu.com/p/3h7x4/tw

This Simple Mental Trick Can Slow Down Time

Ever wonder why time seems to speed up the older -- and busier -- you get? The answer is simple: It's probably because you're just not paying attention.<p>Most of us know the feeling well: As we grow up and fill our days with more busyness, time seems to fly by faster and faster. Of course, we know …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …

The precautionary principle is a blunt instrument

The precautionary principle is a blunt instrument, a 90s throwback out of place in an era of "smart solutions" and big data.<p>A world of over seven …

Best Science Museums In The U.S., As Ranked By American MENSA (SLIDESHOW)

With summer in full swing, the season offers vacationers the opportunity to explore and engage with the wonders of science. But where are the best science museums to visit for some geeky fun?<p>The American MENSA, an organization of people who have IQ scores that rank in the top 2 percent, posed this …

Why the precautionary principle matters

Precaution is arguably one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented issues in the global politics of science and technology. Misunderstood, …

What economists can learn from the science communication movement

Mitochondrial transfer may be a tricky concept to explain, but that didn't stop the UK's collective science correspondent community from giving it a …

Spacewalk PHOTOS: 25 Iconic Images Of Astronauts Floating In Space

From the 1965 photo of America's first spacewalker to the 1984 snapshot of an astronaut frighteningly far from the relative safety of his spacecraft (above) to a topsy-turvy Chris Hadfield, some of the most iconic images from space are the ones that show astronauts floating outside the safety of a …

Would A Human Head Transplant Be Ethical?

A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body.<p>Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about human head transplants. The paper, entitled "HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project …

A “bionic eye” renders the world in 6×9 resolution for the blind

The eye will be available in 12 markets later this year.<p>A “bionic eye” that allows people with late stage retinitis pigmentosa to see will be …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Kip Thorne: physicist studying time travel tapped for Hollywood film

If you could pass through a wormhole and fast-forward to November 2014, odds are many people will be talking about Kip Thorne and the possibility of …

The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M Krauss – book review

Teleportation is technically demanding, especially when the object being teleported is a whole human. The energy required to turn Captain Kirk into a …