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How Does Lighting A Match Work?

There's a lot going on when you strike a match. A match head is made of a number of ingredients, including potassium chlorate, sulfur and powdered …

Time Doesn't Slow In Emergencies. Here's Why You Think It Does

To test the idea that your brain speeds up in emergencies, professor David Eagleman and his team at Baylor College of Medicine decided to drop …

Learning Styles Don't Exist

It's a pervasive idea: different students' brains are better suited to different styles of learning. So while one student might best comprehend a …

One Hour Of Exercise On This Bike Can Power Your Home For A Day

Imagine powering your home with just one hour of exercise-for free. Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5-hour Energy maker Living Essentials, is working to make …

Dr. Seuss Originally Pronounced His Name "Soice" Like "Choice"

Born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss was perhaps one of the best known children's book authors and illustrators. Though he wrote …

Could We All Be Living In A Computer Simulation?

In 2003, philosopher Nick Bostrom proposed the simulation hypothesis, which officially put forth the idea that our universe might be a computer …

When It Comes To Your Metabolism, Is It Mind Over Matter?

The nutrition labels on the foods you're eating may be doing more than just informing you-they could be persuading your mind and body. Alia Crum, a …

Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities …

Physics

19 Wildly Dangerous Home Remedies From 100 Years Ago

It's hard to understand just how far medical science has progressed over the last hundred years ... until you look at what passed for standard, …

FDA

Inside The Beef Industry's Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

When the drug company Merck Animal Health announced plans to suspend sales of its Zilmax feed additive last week, many observers were shocked.<p>Yet concern about Zilmax and the class of growth-promotion drugs called beta agonists has been building for some time. In an interesting twist, the decisive …

The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

Samsung still top Android smartphone maker, missing target on tablets

According to the latest data Android users prefer smartphones rather than tablets. A new report by Flurry shows that only 12 percent of Android devices are tablets. In comparison, some 28 percent of Apple devices are either an iPad or an iPad mini, and only 72 percent are iPhones. Apple’s biggest …

Android News

How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much — or how little — privacy you really have. So I handed over the keys to my Gmail account to Cesar Hidalgo, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the designer of a program called Immersion.<p>Immersion looks at the volume and …

Kids need to stress less

Are kids today simply more stressed than they were a generation ago? “I don't know if stress is the word,” counters Dr Lennie Barblett, senior …

Earth Is Just a Pale Blue Dot... Or Pixel... Or...

The image above is what Earth looks like from Saturn, a stunning reminder from NASA's Cassini spacecraft that we're nothing but a small speck of …

Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photography has entered a whole new world, with remarkable changes in technology in just a few short years. One thing has not changed, however; the …