Kristina Popova

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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.<p>Tens of thousands of people stood …

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Colour perception changes between seasons with humans seeing yellow as more green in the summertime<p>Humans see colour differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time<p>The researchers at York University looked at how colour …

A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia

After a bunch of really nice humans helped a hitchhiking robot traverse the length of Canada and most of Germany, the robot was going to try to make it from Massachusetts all the way to California.<p>HitchBOT is the brainchild of two Canadian social scientists. As Frauke Zeller and David Harris Smith …

Robotics

The hidden ways traffic flows

Going from A to B? Whichever way you choose to travel, Chris Baraniuk discovers the hidden technologies which decide when and how you’ll get there<p>Get in your car and drive. If there's one thing that cinema and Bruce Springsteen songs have taught us, it's that there's nothing freer than the open …

Autonomous Cars

School grades aged 10 predict risk of dementia

A raft of studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that lifestyle choices were critically important for preventing dementia<p>Children with low school grades at the age of 10 are more likely to develop dementia later in life, scientists have found for the first …

Dementia

16 Emoji You've Been Using All Wrong

FYI, those raised hands don't mean "praise."<p>If you have an iPhone, chances you've used an emoji or two in a text. But are you actually using them correctly? There are a few popular ones that are often misinterpreted, but we've found their official meanings via Unicode.<p>1. Folded Hands<p>If you've been …

After 50-year hunt, science finds pentaquarks | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>Quarks are the tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles …

Physics