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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

What does sergenium, seaborgium, ottohahnium and the Silk Road in Kazakhstan share in common?<p>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 …

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

Cerebral spinal fluid found to pump around the brain of sleeping mice, flushing out waste products like a biological dishwasher<p>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 …

Mum, what do engineers do?

We let our children down by giving them such poor careers advice at school<p>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 …