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Ants find their way even when going backwards

Ants can get their bearings whatever the orientation of their body, new research shows. Their brains may be smaller than the head of a pin, but ants …

Biology

Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method?

<b>When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds' academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and the US - and even Singapore and Japan - trailing in its wake. What is its secret?</b><p>The life of a …

Education

Can some foods really make you sleepy?

Common wisdom holds that certain meals can make you drowsy, but is that true? Claudia Hammond explains.<p>Roast turkey tends to get most of the blame for causing drowsiness. And anyone who has had their fill at Thanksgiving or Christmas is probably familiar with the sleepy feeling that arrives …

Nutrition

The surprising foods you should eat to banish garlic breath

The best way to deal with the odour is not obvious, and requires some clever manipulation of the chemistry of the body.<p>Garlic, as many chagrined garlic-bread lovers have discovered, has surprising staying power. Twenty-four hours after eating the stuff, a pungent scent still lingers on the breath …

Ohio State University

The seven ways you are totally unique

From your walk and your body odour to the shapes of your ears and your backside, scientists are finding many surprising ways of identifying you from the other seven billion people in the world.<p>At first glance Erin and Audri Nelson look identical. They have the same chocolate coloured hair, they …

University of Notre Dame

Why pain is so hard to measure – and treat

It is surprisingly difficult to explain what we feel when we are hurt, so doctors are developing new ways of assessing and treating agony.<p>One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s …

Pain

Caffeine may be able to block inflammation, new research says

This could help explain why caffeine is correlated with health benefits<p>Caffeine may be able to tamp down the inflammation that worsens with age, according to a study that investigated caffeine’s effects on immune cells. It’s a correlational study, but it’s one that dives into how caffeine could be …

Immune System

New Way of Transforming CO2 Is More Efficient Than What Plants Do

A new method for fixing carbon dioxide.<p>By tinkering with the process that plants use to breathe in carbon dioxide, a team of German scientists has just discovered a far more efficient way to get rid of it. Biochemists led by Tobias Erb at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in …

Turkey has seen several military coups over the last 50 years, but this latest attempt is different

"Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law, and the general security that was damaged," a statement, published by a group calling itself the "Peace at Home Council" on TRT, Turkey's …

South Asia

Turkey's coup failed, but it can still hurt the fight against ISIS

The morning after a deadly failed coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s reaction was swift and wide-reaching.<p>Thousands of military personnel suspected of involvement in the takeover bid were arrested; 9,000 police officers have been fired. And fearing that the conspiracy spread to the …

Middle East

EU: Turkey can't join if it introduces death penalty

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN he would approve reinstating the death penalty if lawmakers backed the measure in Parliament. He called the attempted coup on Friday a "clear crime of treason."<p>In his first one-on-one interview since the attempted coup by a faction of the …

South Asia

My local grocer knew the Turkish coup would fail. He's seen successful coups before.

On a Monday morning in Istanbul, Ismail Yildiz’s market is buzzing again.<p>The cooler is full of soda and beer. The shelves are fully stocked with mounds of candy bars and cases of water.<p>This isn’t what the shop looked like on Friday night when a group within the Turkish armed forces tried to …

South Asia

Amb. John Bolton: Expect even more Middle East chaos after Turkey's sad death

<i>Editor's note: The following column originally appeared in the New York Post. It is reprinted with permission.</i><p>The failed coup d’état by elements of Turkey’s military signals more repression and chaos in the Middle East.<p>We still lack important information on what motivated the attempt to overthrow …

South Asia

Turkey PM vows to purge Gulen movement 'by the roots'

<b>The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has vowed to purge supporters of an exiled cleric "by the roots" in the aftermath of the failed coup.</b><p>He said he had sent the US evidence of Fethullah Gulen's criminal activities - allegations the cleric denies - in support of an extradition bid.<p>Mr …

South Asia

9 Great DataViz & Infographics Tools with Education Discounts

Data visualization and data literacy are necessary life skills, and you should start developing them now! Whether you need to make a diagram for a …

We Learn Best by Being Taught - Fact or Myth?

What is the Best Way to Learn?<p><b>On this page, we theorize that</b>: The best way to learn isn’t “being taught”, its mixing self-directed learning with the …

Pedagogy

10 reasons recycling will save humanity

For many years now environmental activists and others concerned about the health and well-being of our planet have pushed recycling as a means of …

InterAct

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Do Red Heads Feel Pain Differently?

<b>Do Redheads Feel Pain Differently?</b><p>Not many people know that the color of a person's hair may have something to do with their tolerance for pain.<p>Research shows that people with red hair may have more sensitivity to certain types of pain and require 20% more anesthesia. Researchers believe that this …

South Asia
South Asia
South Asia

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

Sleep
South Asia
South Asia

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

Space Exploration

The Best Cities in North America (PHOTOS)

To fully appreciate a historic city like Charleston, you shouldn't speed through it in car. In fact, even taking a horse-drawn buggy might be rushing it.<p>"Those carriage tours are popular, but the city is so walkable that it's best experienced on foot," says Caroline Eubanks, an Atlantan whose …

Travel