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This "Lost Boy" Finds His Way Home With Google Earth, We Cry Buckets

Technology is a beautiful thing. Much is made of the destabilizing and destructive effect technology has on our lives (inventor of Candy Crush, we're …

Element of the week: hassium | video

This week's element is hassium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Hs</b>, and the atomic number, <b>108</b>. Its name comes from hassia, which is the Latin name for the German state of Hesse, home to the lab where it was first discovered.<p>Hassium does not occur naturally in the wild (probably), and so far, is only …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Mum, what do engineers do?

What do school children know about science and engineering careers? Not much, unfortunately. Perhaps they pick up some impressions from the media along the lines of "engineers wear hard hats and scientists wear white lab-coats", but such images will hardly help them when it comes to making wise …