Jason Reilly

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Circumnavigating Seoul: Hiking the ancient city wall

In the 600-plus years that Seoul has been Korea’s capital, the city has changed in many respects, save one: it’s kept its original city wall. An architectural treasure and contender for Unesco World Heritage status, Seoul City Wall snakes in an 18.6km ring over the peaks of Bukaksan (342m), Naksan …

If an astronaut fell into a black hole, would he stretch or burn?

Crack open a middle-school science textbook, and you might see a picture of an astronaut in a black hole: stretched out like a spaghetti noodle as the rapidly increasing gravity pulled different parts of their body at different speeds, then crushed by the same force. A growing scientific …

The Food Lab: My Favorite Grilling Recipes

I'm a creature of the cold. I like my beaches rocky, gray, and overcast, and my mountains snow-covered. I'd take the Pacific Northwest over the Mediterranean any day of the year (except that rare day when it's sunny in Seattle), and if I had my way, summer would last at <i>most</i> a week in New York.<p>Why …

Mango Pistachio Curry Ice Cream - Crumb: A Food Blog

I know, I know.<p>You’re probably wondering if I’ve finally lost my mind in a fit of post-wedding insanity. I mean, curry ice cream sounds about as …

Anzac Cookie and Pineapple Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Anzac biscuits are a classic treat in Australia and New Zealand. Spoom is a British term for sorbet lightened with meringue. I put the two foreign treats together for a happy, crunchy little ice cream sandwich.<p><b>Read more: From The Pastry Dungeon: Anzac Cookie and Pineapple Ice Cream …

Million Dollar Chicken - Roast Chicken with Creme Fraiche, Shallot, Lemon, & Aleppo Pepper Glaze

The teenage scientist revolutionising cancer detection

Pancreatic cancer 's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the</i> …

Do you lose most heat from your head?

To wear, or not to wear, a hat when it is cold? Claudia Hammond trawls through studies plunging people into freezing water and seeing what Patagonian locals do. To wear, or not to wear, a hat when cold<p>We were told we must not capsize at all costs. If we did, we would have only seconds to get out of …

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

Global transformers: What if a pandemic strikes?

Gaia Vince is exploring events that could radically alter our planet. First up, we are overdue a pandemic, so what would happen if we are hit by one?<p>Over the past century, humans have been transforming the planet so profoundly that we are pushing it into a new geological era, the Anthropocene (the …

Electric scooter design that makes a hole lot of sense

Scooters are a firm favourite in the developing world ��� but they are noisy and polluting, and can be dangerously overloaded. One company has come up with a cleaner, safer option.<p>In many parts of the world, the scooter is one of the most popular ways to get around. City streets are crowded with …

Electric Vehicles

Will we ever... create a black hole in the laboratory?

Fears that the Large Hadron Collider could create a black hole that destroy the world may be unfounded, but if we really wanted to make one, could we actually do it, asks Matthew Francis.<p>Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in 2008, a small but noisy group of people were in …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Psychology

Reach inside your computer

See-through screens that allow us to reach in, touch and interact with objects? Jinha Lee believes his 3D devices will break down boundaries and make our digital experiences feel more real.<p>For decades, computer designers have been trying to break down the barriers between people and the computer …

Touchscreens

The best science and technology pictures of the week

This week's best images in science and tech, including migrating whales, a new supersonic plane and how to wash your hair in space.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Space ventures, extreme Earth, and hot elephants<p>Flying aces, challenging swims and confused robots<p>Supermoon, Tesla coils and medical clowns<p>…

Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Dread birthday parties because of the effect cakes and drinks will have on your child? Evidence shows this actually affects parents’ behaviour, not the child’s.<p>Many of us have watched children arrive at a party as reasonable, polite human beings, eat copious amounts of cakes and sweets and then …

DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation

Two scientists think we can safeguard the world's knowledge against an apocalypse if we store it in DNA. How far-fetched is the idea? Ed Yong meets them to find out.<p>Neither Ewan Birney nor Nick Goldman can remember exactly how they came up with the idea of storing all the world’s knowledge in DNA. …

Power plants to boost our crops

To feed our growing population, we must produce more food in the next 40 years than we’ve done since the dawn of agriculture. Hack into plants to make photosynthesis more efficient.<p>If you have missed my previous two columns, I’m currently looking at the radical technologies or events that have the …

Carbon Dioxide