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Physicist rejoices as he learns his Big Bang theory is correct

Today is a great day for science, humanity and Andrei Dmitriyevich Linde—one of the main authors of the inflationary universe theory that was …

Gravitational Waves

Underwater astonishments | David Gallo

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

The power of introverts | Susan Cain

10 top time-saving tech tips | David Pogue

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders

Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola

How to succeed? Get more sleep | Arianna Huffington

Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

Primordial gravitational wave discovery heralds 'whole new era' in physics

Scientists have heralded a "whole new era" in physics with the detection of "primordial gravitational waves" – the first tremors of the big bang.<p>The minuscule ripples in space-time are the last prediction of Albert Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity to be verified. Until now, there has …


ONE of the reasons science is so powerful is its ability to predict the existence of things long before they can be confirmed by experiment. To take …

'Paris In Motion' Time Lapse Video Shows The French Capital In Breath-Taking Detail

Mayeul Akpovi took over 30,000 photographs of Paris to create this breath-taking stop-motion film of the French capital.<p>The city's iconic sites are …

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?<p>Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, professor and father of two, has spent a lot of time thinking about the effects of media on young children.Christakis tells NPR's Arun Rath that not all TV is bad.<p>Some …

Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

Body suit 'can lift 50kg in each hand'

Engineers in Italy have developed a wearable robot which they claim is the most sophisticated built in the world to date.<p>The "body extender" has been built by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) at Pisa's Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.<p>The machine can enable users to lift up to 50kg in each …