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Join us for live action, discussion and debate during Channel 4’s TV experiment into the effects of cannabis, including hashish and skunk injested in a controlled environment
Drugs Live: why I wanted to get stoned on TV
‘Jon Snow’s negative experience on skunk is very understandable’Marijuana
The most striking Android smartphone we've seen in years
Before this week's Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) in Barcelona, Samsung had its back against the wall. The company reported slumping sales of its flagship smartphone , and many believed its dominance in the smartphone world was coming to an …Samsung
More than 1.5% of babies born in 2013 owe their lives to in vitro fertilization, and fewer of them were twins or triplets, according to new figures from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
A total of 63,286 babies were born as a result of 174,962 attempts to use assisted reproduction …Embryos
The solar financier and installer chaired by Elon Musk, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court claiming that the Arizona utility Salt River Project is using anti-competitive practices to maintain a monopoly around energy and solar power and unfairly block competition.
Last week the …Arizona
Psychologists carried out tests which suggested many phone users see their hi-tech phone as their 'extended mind'
People are relying on smartphones to do their thinking rather than solving problems for themselves, scientists have said.
Psychologists in Canada carried out tests which suggested many …Phones
Stereotypical beliefs about men’s and women’s traits and abilities get in the way of women’s entrepreneurship, new research finds.Sociologist Sarah …Entrepreneurship
The Earth's heat offers a clean and steady source of electricity, though it doesn't come cheap.
PANGALENGAN, Indonesia—In this serene corner of Java, farmworkers pick tea leaves from striped-green hills threaded with pipes. The three-foot-wide pipes carry steam from a broiling underground reservoir, …Energy
Begun, the drone wars have
Last time we saw the handiwork of hobbyist YouTuber Olivier C, he was smuggling for the Rebel Alliance with a custom-built Millennium Falcon body for his drone. Now, it appears Olivier has turned over to the Dark Side, as he's built a custom-made TIE Interceptor body for a …TIE Fighter
Paris' iconic landmark is going green
When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 it was only intended to last for 20 years. The tower has gone through a lot of renovations n the past 126 years, but the latest makeover is decidedly green. Last week, renewable energy firm Urban Green Energy installed two …Wind Power
Ministers say that any future spaceport in Britain should be built along the coast to ensure “the safety of the general public”
Britain's first spaceport should be built by the sea to protect members of the public from potential rocket disasters, the Government has indicated.
A report said that …United Kingdom
The oceans have become a killing field. Thanks to giant trawlers armed with technology and massive nets, the seas are running low on the fish we like to eat, like halibut and cod, making room for the ones we don't like.
Over the past century, the biomass of predatory fish in the world's oceans has …Fish
Why the idea isn't as crazy as it sounds
Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. The Guardian reports that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2,800 tons of carbon emissions …Architecture
In 2011, 1 in 10 high school seniors used ‘Spice’
Synthetic marijuana is touted as a safe legal alternative to illicit drugs, but its use was linked …Marijuana
The name's Musk. Elon Musk.
James Bond may favor Aston Martins and Bentleys when he hits the road, but it turns out that Tesla Model S owners can channel a bit of the British superspy.
The dashboard on the electric car has a top secret Easter egg: hold down the T button on the entertainment system and …James Bond
Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.
Skeletal analysis of a little-known Egyptian pharaoh, whose remains were discovered only last year, has revealed dramatic details about the ruler's violent death.
King Senebkay lived between 1650 and 1550 B.C. near the ancient …Archaeology
Today’s “Museum Monday” video shows how museums are central to the process of shedding new light upon the relationships within the avian Tree of Life.
“If you’ve seen one little brown bird, you’ve seen them all.”
As any beginning bird watcher can tell you, many bird species tend to look alike, even …Biology
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls, belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.
Tuesday's statement says the tomb, found near the southern city of Luxor, dates back to the New …Egypt
Don't let the disease-carrying fleas bite!
What could possibly be worse than the skittering impression left by a New York City rat after it runs across your foot? The knowledge that the rodent could be carrying disease-ridden fleas.
A study published today in the Journal of Medical Entomology examined …New York
Some things are just ... better
This article was originally published in the March 2015 issue of Popular Science, under the title "Obsessed."Space Station
There’s a total eclipse of the sun coming up on March 20, 2015 – the day of the vernal equinox! EarthSky reader Billy asked:Does the vernal equinox …Eclipse
A representation of a 9-nanometer azotosome, about the size of a virus, with a piece of the membrane cut away to show the hollow interior. Image …Moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. military weather satellite appears to have exploded while in orbit last month after a sudden temperature spike in its power system, producing 43 pieces of new space debris, the Air Force said on Tuesday.
The blast, which was first reported by the industry …Satellites
A deficiency in the protein that moves glucose across the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier appears to intensify the neurodegenerative effects …The Brain
Established as a way to celebrate and raise awareness for the conservation of wild flora and fauna, World Wildlife Day also serves as a reminder of the impacts of various wildlife crime. To mark the occasion, we took a look at the ways our explorers are working to conserve, protect, and explore the …Wildlife
One of 10 award-winning visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies
One of the most prominent structures in the brain, the hippocampus plays an important role in acquiring semantic memory, or general knowledge such as bird names, and in holding onto autobiographical, or episodic, memories. It also looks …Neuroscience