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10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives

Many children seem wise beyond their years or like “old souls,” but some have said things that truly seem to hearken back to previous lives.<p>Parents …

Parenting

What is the moon illusion?

Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.<p>We’ve all seen a …

Can drivers handle wi-fi in the car? - Futurity

Companies like Sprint that plan to provide high-speed internet access in vehicles should think twice, …

Astronomers spot tilt-a-whirl solar system - Futurity

A newly discovered distant planetary system features multiple planets that orbit at a severe tilt …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>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 …

Fossil skull challenges understanding of human evolution - video

The discovery of a complete hominid skull and other fossil remains in Dmanisi, Georgia, suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus – currently split into half a dozen distinct species – actually belonged to a single species: Homo erectus. These early human ancestors probably just had a …

How Fast Does An Elephant Pee?

David Hu's "Law of Urination" says nearly all mammals empty their bladders in the same amount of time. And he's got videos to back it up.<p>David Hu wanted to know what it'd be like to change an elephant's diaper. Hu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and biology at the Georgia …

'Bionic man' makes debut at Washington's Air and Space Museum | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A first-ever walking, talking “bionic man” built entirely out of synthetic body parts made his Washington debut on Thursday.<p>An engineer makes an adjustment to the robot "The Incredible Bionic Man" at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington October 17, …

National Air and Space Museum

Spacewatch: India goes to Mars

As the optimum period opens for flights to Mars, both India and the US are poised to launch Mars-orbiting craft. The US federal shutdown, though, threatened both missions, delaying them until the next launch window opens in 2015-2016. As it is, dispensations were granted to allow work on Nasa's …

One in three HIV-infected Europeans are unaware says study

Around one in three Europeans with HIV don’t even know that they have been infected according to a professor in Denmark who is leading a European research project.<p>Jens Lundgren of Copenhagen University Hospital says that some 2.4 million Europeans are HIV positive. He wants greater priority to be …

The man who lives in an egg

Dmanisi skull finds bring human family together

One fossilised human homo erectus skull may be about to change the textbooks.<p>Excavated in Georgia, it is believed to be 1.8 million years old. Four other skulls at the same site make up a group that appears to disprove theories of several separate homo species emerging from Africa; simply, it may …

"We want to fit a supercomputer inside a sugarcube. To do that, we need a paradigm shift in electronics - we need to be motivated by our brain." http://bbc.in/GUd70d Will it be possible to fuel our technical devices with electronic blood? IBM thinks so. The firm says it is learning from nature by building computers fuelled and cooled by a liquid, like our minds. Follow the link above to see our report on the brain-inspired computer and tell us what you think in the comments section below.