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Top 13 Science Books For The General Reader: Why Stop There?

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, whose new book <i>To Explain the World</i> I reviewed a couple of weeks back, recently took to the pages of the Guardian to present his candidates for the 13 best science books.<p>Weinberg is bullish on the genre of science books by scientists for the general public, as they …

Books

Nasa says EmDrive does work and it may have also created a Star Trek warp drive

Nasa has tested an electromagnetic propulsion drive in a vacuum and sent beams faster than the speed of light.<p>Nasa has been testing a highly …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

Space Sites- Top Ten

Space was once thought to be exactly that – an empty void, but thanks to science we now know that Space consists of a hard vacuum with particles, …

A Diagnosed Sociopath Says Her Disorder Made Her A 'Great Lawyer'

That lawyer has written a book called "Confessions of a Sociopath" with the byline M.E. Thomas, revealing how a person with homicidal impulses can thrive in the law.<p>Sociopaths generally have a lot of superficial charm and lack of remorse or shame, according to Psychology Today, which excerpted the …

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …

Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours

<b>The Sun has unleashed four colossal bursts of radiation in 48 hours.</b><p>On Tuesday, it released the biggest solar flare of 2013 so far, an intense burst associated with a huge eruption of particles.<p>When these eruptions reach Earth, they can interfere with satellites and communications systems on the …