Gwyn Hughes

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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

Physicists have a problem with time. <br>Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s electrodynamics, Einstein’s special and general relativity or …

Dark Matter

Are You Suffering From Sunday-somnia? Here’s How To Wake Up Better On Monday Mornings

New studies reveal that one in five of us can't sleep on Sunday nights. So here are a few ways to wake up better and make Monday mornings more …

Hubble sees the fireball from a kilonova

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a new kind of stellar blast called a kilonova that’s about 1,000 times brighter than a regular nova.<p>A …

Astrophysics

The demon drink: war on sugar http://gu.com/p/3hyxd/tw Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders. Alex Renton reports on the new health war, and reveals why some fruit juices may be as bad for you as cans of fizz

Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

Kirobo the talking robot blasts into space on historic mission

(Reuters) - Kirobo, a knee-high talking robot with red boots and a black and white body, has blasted off from Japan for the International Space Station to test how machines can help astronauts with their work.<p>The Japanese-speaking robot, equipped with voice- and facial-recognition technology, was …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Try these expert recommended tips to revitalize -- right now.