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Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey, I've figured it out. I know where we are."<br>"Where are we then?"<br>"Do you see that mountain over …

What is the second law of thermodynamics?

Endless movement between hot and cold will eventually mean the end of the universe<p>Thermodynamics is the study of heat and energy. At its heart are laws that describe how energy moves around within a system, whether an atom, a hurricane or a black hole. The first law describes how energy cannot be …

Martin Lewis: 10 things about work, life and money your child should know

Most youngsters leave education knowing little about the grown-up worlds of work and money. Here are the key tips Martin Lewis would give to his younger self<p>If only I'd known 20 years ago… to throw every spare penny at Google shares, to lambast Gordon Brown's irresponsible trill that boom and bust …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Why Western criticism of India's Mars mission is blatant racism

<b>Balaji Viswanathan</b><p>India has now successfully launched its mission to Mars. The mission was achieved at an extraordinary low price tag of $74 million …

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