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Scientists Find Evidence That Life on Earth Didn't Only Originate From RNA

It's not as simple as it seems.<p>Scientists have just put forward an alternate hypothesis for how life originated on Earth - suggesting that RNA alone …

Biochemistry

Why No One Believed Einstein

With hindsight, it seems as though scientific breakthroughs sweep quickly to universal acceptance. A paper is published and everybody says, “Eureka!” …

Physics

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

Don't judge gluten-free eaters too harshly. Science shows it's more complex than facts vs fad | Maryanne Demasi

When researching gluten for the ABC’s Catalyst program, I was struck that around 10% of Australians swear off it. The reasons go beyond the latest trends<p>I don’t think it dawned on me how popular the gluten-free diet had become until I attended Melbourne’s gluten-free expo last month.<p>It was a …

Apple's big event: Here's what to expect

<b>Update: Apple has unveiled two new iPhones, a mobile payment system and its first smartwatch.</b> <b>Read more...</b><p>After months of anticipation, the tech industry event of 2014 is upon us: Apple's product launch day.<p>The tech giant has said almost nothing publicly about what's in store Tuesday, but industry …