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Astrophysicists Believe They've Found Another Earth-Like Planet in a Nearby Star System

Hope for Exoplanets<p>Last year, the Trappist-1 system was discovered, and it reignited humanity’s hope of finding planets that could one day (or …

Why Is It You Can Sense When Someone’s Staring at You?

Say you’re engrossed in a task, scrolling through your phone or reading a book. Suddenly that creepy, prickly feeling grabs hold of you. Someone’s …

People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows

Photograph: Luca Carlino/PR<p>Actress Daryl Hannah says she has had autism since childhood<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/22/1440243095607/d2c17c9e-6384-4b71-ba76-bede1ecd9436-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Luca Carlino/PR<p>Actress Daryl Hannah says she has had …

Autism

Muse: 10 of the best

Conspiracies! Epics! Classical interludes! The Illuminati! It could only be a survey of the never knowingly underblown Muse<p>It would take three rereleases before Muscle Museum landed in the charts at No 25 in 2000. The slog to Top of the Pops is documented throughout debut album Showbiz, from …

Conspiracies

The Dawn of Snakes

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Dinosaurs are Mesozoic superstars. The largest literally overshadowed other forms of life during their prehistoric heyday, and even now they attract far more attention than any other group of ancient organisms. It’s easy to forget the diverse and disparate species that …

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?

Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women<p>The oft-repeated mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has been lent credence by a major new study, which claims to show that the two genders process emotion differently.<p>Not …

Explaining Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track, in extremely basic terms

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transportation system may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple.<p>This week, PayPal co-founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to build a Hyperloop test track, “most likely in Texas.” Musk originally unveiled his plans for the Hyperloop, a transportation system …

Codebreaker Alan Turing takes centre stage in new film The Imitation Game

Alan Turing, the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist who played a key role in decrypting German codes in the second world war, is to have a moment in the spotlight 60 years after he killed himself in 1954.<p>Turing, who died after enduring a so-called “chemical castration” in the wake of a …

Exploring dinosaur growth

Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists have shown how one of the best-known dinosaurs switched from four …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

How Geeks Have Evolved Over Time [Infographic]

Where Star Wars and Star Trek geeks share common ground.<p>Hundreds of years ago, the term geek wasn't as benign as it is today (high fives all around, gang). In 18th-century Austria-Hungary it was synonymous with freak--literally, used as the word for circus performers. Now, at worst, it's used to …

Sir Alex Ferguson writes an open letter about the growing strength of the English game

Sir Alex Ferguson has penned an insightful valedictory love letter to English football which will be published this week by the Premier League.<p>Ferguson stood down as <b>Manchester United</b> manager in May after 27 years and 13 <b>Premier League</b> titles, the announcement of his retirement unleashing 1.4   …

UK consumers want legally binding obligation for broadband speeds

UK broadband customers want fixed line broadband infrastructure providers to be forced to give a service that reaches at least 2Mbp/s with the caveat …

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Obama uses presidential clout to aid Apple in Samsung patent war

U.S. President Barack Obama has intervened to ensure some Apple devices will not be banned from arriving on home soil, following an International …

Big Pic: Life-Sized T. Rex Sculpture Stares Down The Eiffel Tower

Cue freaked-out tourists.<p>The classic beauty of the Eiffel Tower and Seine River draw scores of tourists to Paris. But do you know what would really spruce the place up? A full-size, chrome <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> sculpture, placed over the Seine, just as the architects of Paris intended.<p>The sculpture, by …

Why we created The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

I am often lucky enough to be the biggest idiot in the room. In the past few years, I have found myself meeting particle physicists of repute, …

Element of the week: plutonium | video

This week's chemical element is plutonium, which has the symbol <b>Pu</b> and the atomic number <b>94</b>. Inspired by the previous two elements in the periodic …

Doom-Doom? Why Mazda Needs a Savior

Its profits are up and its products are great. So what gives?<p>To the casual observer, Mazda appears to be on a hot streak. The new 6 is great and just beat the Honda Accord in our comparison testing. The CX-5’s 43,319 sales in 2012—the highest for a Mazda crossover in nearly a decade—helped propel …

Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

How to help SAD sufferers sleep better

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> For people with seasonal affective disorder, lack of sleep is routine and often misunderstood.<p>Researchers report that …

A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs

For the last hundred years, scientists have been wondering why the dinosaurs disappeared so quickly. Was there one key reason, or several?<p>Volcanologists pointed to volcanoes. Climatologists suggested global warming, or possibly, global cooling. Ocean experts thought the oceans receded. Some …

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Four legs bad, two legs good? Changing posture in a growing dinosaur

Some dinosaurs walked on two legs, some on all fours, some could do both, but an apparently fairly select band seemed to shift from one to the other …