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Sex lessons, British style

Behind the headlines surrounding a new survey lies even more important lessons about the virtues of collecting intimate sex details and studying them.<p>The French don’t get all hung up on monogamy. Americans are relaxed about dating. Italian lovers are, we’re told, passionate, and the Scandinavians …

What will it take to set up colonies in space?

An ambitious idea for creating giant orbiting homes in space is being resurrected by a think tank. If you think this sounds absurd, it’s worth noting this group predicted travelling to Moon 30 years before it happened.<p>Imagine a pristine landscape of fertile fields and forests nudging up against the …

Will China have an Apollo moment?

China launched its first lunar rover mission, the latest in an ambitious space programme symbolic of its rising global stature. Could it put a human on the Moon in our lifetime? And should we care?<p>Huddled around television sets, a nation waits with baited breath as a spacecraft door is opened. …

Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?<p>Would you let your child get on a bus driven by someone on mind-altering drugs? What about having an operation conducted by a surgeon taking …

The Brain

Pleasurable Breastfeeding Peer Support Resources - Debra Pascali-Bonaro

This year the theme of World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action WABA World Breastfeeding Week WBW is Peer Support!<p>Have you ever had a friend or …

Pope Francis Jokes He Is 'Pharmacist,' Is Rx for Church Attendance

It was another classic "Pope Francis moment" in St. Peter's Square this weekend, as the new pontiff joked with the crowd gathered out his window that …

What Are Bitcoins? Virtual Currency Explained (Like You're an Idiot)

Members of Congress today will get a crash course on bitcoin, the digital "currency" that allows users to conduct transactions online. In just five …

Will we ever... live in underwater cities?

Living below the sea is possible, at least for a short time. So what is stopping us creating colonies to ease over-population, or guard against disasters?<p>Ian Koblick hoped the colourful seaweed samples he brought into class would impress. His marine biology professor at Stanford University …

Juno: The spacecraft putting sling theory to the test

Why a probe passing our planet on its way to Jupiter might end a decades-old mystery, and reveal something completely new about gravity.<p>You may not see it, but a spacecraft whizzing 350 miles (560km) above Earth is going to use our planet to slingshot its way towards another one. In the process, a …

Does our perception of the Universe match its reality?

Centuries of human thought created our concept of the Universe we live in. But artist and futurist David McConville thinks our perception of it may be wrong.<p>Mankind has created the idea of the Universe - and it’s an idea that has shaped the way we think of our place in reality. But it is only a …

Universe

Tissue engineering: Grow your own smart organs

Robert Langer thinks one day we could grow tissues and organs from our cells, which contain sensors that can alert you when illness is about to strike.<p>The idea behind tissue engineering is that you take plastics, add cells to it, and if you use the right kind of plastics and the right structure and …

Biomedical Engineering

How Human Do We Want Our Robots To Look?

That depends on who you are, and what the robot's for.<p>Let's say you're getting a robot butler. (Congratulations on your purchase, future-dweller!) You can choose between three models for your new _Jetsons-_style Rosie robot: a clearly robotic machine, maybe even a cutesy one, like Wall-E; a more …

John Kerry Rejects Syria's Demand to Drop Threat of Military Force

Secretary of State John Kerry today rejected a call from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the U.S. to drop its threat of force before Syria gives …

Spitzer space telescope: Ten years of amazing views

As Nasa’s telescope celebrates its tenth anniversary of revealing the Universe’s dark side, we show some of the most memorable images it has captured.<p>Before the Spitzer space telescope launched on 25 August 2003, a lot lay hidden in the dark corners of the Universe. One of Nasa's four Great …

Skolkovo: Tech city that aims to restore nation's pride

In the Soviet era, Russian science was lavished with money and resources. But post-communism, innovation has slumped. Can a new tech city reverse its fortunes?<p>Sitting on 400 hectares of the most expensive Russian real estate outside central Moscow, Skolkovo is intended to be one of the biggest tech …

Russia

Exoplanets: New missions hunting for alien worlds

Efforts like Kepler to find Earth-like planets outside our galaxy may have ended recently, but astronomers say a wave of bigger and better missions is on its way.<p>As mountains go, Cerro Armazones may not be much to look at. Standing 3,000 metres (9,800 feet) tall, it is a shapeless reddish dust heap …

How drugs really get their names

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including why we’re not going to get pilotless planes and what London Underground stations taste like.<p>Cancer’s primeval power<br>George Johnson | Bloomberg | 29 August 2013<br>Cancer is older than humanity, and smarter too, in many ways. Earliest known …

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

For decades the golden rule in robotics has been that the more lifelike a creation, the more likely it crosses the line from cute to creepy. But questions are being raised as to whether this is really true.<p>Mick Walters opens a door in his lab and points his computer’s camera towards the small, …

Robotics

Electric cars: A universal plug for all models?

How can we meet the demands more electric vehicles will put on our power supplies and grids? Jon Stewart visits the centre seeking answers through creating common standards for vehicles and charging stations.<p>Electric vehicles promise us a future of guilt-free travel. Replacing today’s gas-guzzling …

Why we might not be able to live on the Moon

The suggestion that regions of the Moon have ancient ice triggered much hope that we could colonise it. Sadly, it’s looking ever less likely that it’s possible.<p>The US space agency Nasa sells dreams. There’s nothing wrong with that – after all, space and its exploration have always been a source of …

Astronomy

Why the United States needs to work with China in space

Should the two superpowers collaborate on missions? Yes, argues Richard Hollingham, history shows what’s possible when you stop treating rivals as the enemy.<p>On 17 July 1975, the United States and Soviet Union faced each other in space. On board the Apollo capsule was Donald “Deke” Slayton, Nasa’s …

The latest tech weapons the US might deploy in Syria

US military commanders often see conflicts as opportunities to use recently developed technology. Here are the latest weapons or systems that may be used and why - from microwave to cyber weapons.<p>Military action against Syria may have been put on hold, at least for now. But as the US military has …

Understanding the Universe’s invisible elements

Our solar system extends a lot further than we first thought. Astrophysicist Charles Alcock says exploring its outer reaches may shed light on the Earth’s beginnings.<p>Most of the Universe is invisible. Understanding these unseeable elements can be an important step in working out how the entire …

Space

Solar-power vehicles pushing boundaries of possibility

A new wave of aircraft and vehicles at the cutting edge of technology are making epic journeys around the world relying only on the power of the Sun.<p>The promise of fleets of clean, green transport powered by solar energy has for decades just been that: a promise. But a new wave of vehicles is …

Why Does Art History Have the Blues?

Why do artists always seem to have the blues? Since time immemorial, blue has held a special place in art history, evoking the loftiest sentiments, …

The vaccine patch that makes painful jabs obsolete

Getting immunised against life-threatening diseases often means being pricked with a needle – even though it’s not the best method. Mark Kendall’s plan? A nanopatch that fires vaccines into the skin.<p>Vaccines have allowed humanity to deal with some of nature’s worst infectious diseases – letting our …

Why Bluetooth use is on the rise

From Star Trek-like medical devices to crop monitors, the cheap, wireless signal is quietly playing an ever more central role in our lives.<p>Bluetooth has been with us for around 15 years. Named after Denmark’s King Harald "Bluetooth" Blatand, who reigned in the 10th Century AD, it is a technology …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

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