Paul Spiel

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6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

Kim Jong-un orders spruce up of world's biggest stadium as 'millions starve'

Kim Jong-un has ordered a thorough make-over for the May Day Stadium, the largest-capacity sporting arena in the world, as the latest effort to spruce up North Korea and give it "the appearance of a highly civilised nation."<p>Kim toured the 150,000-seat stadium on Tuesday, according to state-run …

North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions

A chance for families in South and North Korea to meet their long-lost relatives has been put off indefinitely, as North Korea canceled reunions that were to take place in the coming week. A South Korean official called the decision "inhumane" Saturday.<p>"The North's postponement shattered the thrill …

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

French climber finds $332,000 worth of jewels in metal box on Mont Blanc

A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades.<p>The jewels, estimated to be worth up to $332,000, lay hidden in a metal box that was on board an …