Maybe just half a drink more... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just about
The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is it requires travelling close to the speed of light. And always going forward. Unless you find a wormhole. Cosmologist Andrew Pontzen and particle physicist
Despite many warnings, no major attack has taken place on the United States. So it is logical to ask why this hasn’t happened yet, and if it ever will. For the past few years, US officials have warned
Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself. Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon
You’ll think twice about plucking your eyebrows when you discover their important role, says Greg Foot. They are one of the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate
Why do mirrors flip faces horizontally but not vertically? James May explains, with the help of a very childish prank. A mirror is made from a sheet of glass with reflective material applied to one side.
Belief in the Moon’s power over us is widespread, and the basis of the word lunacy. Claudia Hammond examines whether science can shed any light on the ancient myth. We all know a full moon is supposed
How does a fiddly little piece of wire encased in a glass bubble manage to illuminate so well? James May on how the humble lightbulb does its job, more by accident than design. The lightbulb has been light
It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative? It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas.
Science & InnovationOnly Human Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why
Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you. Switching
I'm a fan of endeavours that bring science to the general public in a fun and accessible way, like the DIY Science Zone at this year's GeekGirlCon or anything Neil DeGrasse Tyson does, ever. That also
Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so dissimilar that they may as
1. Engrave it on a piece of platinum. 2. Bury the platinum in the desert. Despite claims to the contrary, the storage media in wide use today—CD-ROMs, spinning hard drives, flash memory, etc.—aren’t very
You won’t believe what people are doing instead Why aren’t you getting busy more often? According to surveys, it’s because you’re getting busy doing other stuff. Here are all the things you’d apparently