science

Extra Terrestrial Life, on Earth?

Results from an expedition to far eastern Russia that set out to find the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals have provided convincing evidence that they arrived on Earth from outer space....

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Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

People idealize mature morphological traits like heavier body size when they experience an environmental threat such as stress....

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Playmates: How playfulness attracts partners

playfulness may serve an evolutionary role in human mating preferences by signaling positive qualities to potential long-term mates. Just as birds display bright plumage or coloration, men may...

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Sleep Deprivation Makes Complex Tasks More Difficult

Lack of sleep makes you slower and a bit useless at complex tasks? Doh! Anyone with a newborn can tell you that. The phenomenon is not universally accepted though, at least not amongst those whose...

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An Olympic Damper: How Rubbish Humans Really Are at Sports

Slower, Lower, Weaker. Well, we can’t use the proper Olympics motto in a Trebuchet news item, lest we get lynched by a team of predatory lawyers hellbent on protecting the copyright phrases and...

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Writing with only your eyes

“One can also imagine that, on the long term, eye movements can routinely be used in man-machine interactions”, and doubtless, Jean Lorenceau’s research into ways to improve the...

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Energy drinks/alcohol in casual sex shocker

'drinking Red Bull/vodka or Jagerbombs doesn't necessarily lead people to get drunk and become intimate with strangers, but it does increase the odds of doing so' There are times when the prim,...

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Stopping binge-eating with food colouring

Take some students, give them a tube of Pringles, put them in front of a tv screen. Apparently, they’ll eat less of the (actually brand-unspecified) potato chips if, at a regular interval,...

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SeaFox: The Underwater Drone

Rooftop-mounted misslile emplacements and high-altitude military drones have made UK headlines recently, and with good reason. Suspecting the ever-growing security presence surrounding the Olympic...

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Sexual Fantasies Don’t Vary from Men to Women

You remember that old joke about 99% of men admit to masturbating, 1% admit to being liars? Seems that the respondents of a Spanish study into sexual fantasy haven't heard it. Fantasizing about...

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Mega-wasp, coming to a litterbin near you

Mega-wasp, coming to a litterbin near you...

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Polymath

Polymath, 14th April 2012, GV Art Gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 6LY ....

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Hangover? Might Be Better Than You Think

Alcoholic drinks aren't generally put into the category of health food, but in some cases they might be just the cure for nasty parasites. That's according to a study published online on February 16...

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“I Hate the Concept of Revolution. I Spit On It “

Interview with Trey Spruance of Secret Chiefs 3, Faith No More, and Mr Bungle Fame on music and spirituality....

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Computers sing to a better tune

Now, Akio Watanabe and Hitoshi Iba have turned to evolution to help them devise a novel algorithm that compares the frequency curves from real human performances and uses them to home in on a more...

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Spirituality? More than 20% of atheist scientists are.

Scientists think spirituality is congruent with scientific discovery, religion is not....

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New battery produces electricity where freshwater meets saltwater

Scientists are reporting development of a new battery that extracts and stores energy produced from the difference in saltiness at the point where freshwater in rivers flows into oceans....

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Soft Generators: Goodbye Batteries of Old

One revolutionary concept being pursued by a team of researchers in New Zealand involves creating "wearable energy harvesters" capable of converting movement from humans or found in nature into...

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Is space like a chessboard?

Physicists at UCLA set out to design a better transistor and ended up discovering a new way to think about the structure of space. Space is usually considered infinitely divisible — given any...

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NASA Discovers new form of Life!

Gizmodo reports that a completely new form of life has been discovered in the US that does not share the same building blocks as everything else on the planet. Nasa...

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Scientists Get Closer to Invisibility Cloak

Scientists have come a 'huge step' closer to developing a material that bends light around an object, a property that aims to make things invisible....

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Sight and Sound

PLASA 2006 PLASA is a yearly trade show for lighting, sound, rigging, and staging professionals looking to spend four days having a good drool over the latest hardware and software for their...

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