SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
ASTRONAUT BUZZ ALDRIN ON BATTLING DEPRESSION, ALCOHOLISM, AND WHY MARS IS THE NEXT FRONTIER
For a moment, we almost believe it’s him. We’re in the vast Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, London, for a lavish Lost in Space-themed dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster watch. George Clooney and Professor Brian Cox are standing on a dais beside me. Both men are looking up. There, suspended above us, drifting weightlessly forward before taking a series of balletic tumbles through the air, is a spaceman.
VOLLEYBALL WITH BUNTING? SPORTS ADAPTED FOR ELDERLY TO IMPROVE HEALTH
Old age is often described as a second childhood, and now sports bodies are tapping into that sense of playfulness in later life to encourage more elderly people to exercise.
CAR CABIN POLLUTION SCARE PROMPTS CALLS FOR NEW AIR CONDITIONING RULES
Experts have called for the regulation of car air conditioning systems after new trials revealed that popular models are letting in dangerous amounts of pollution.
DOLPHINS HAVE ‘HUMAN-LIKE’ SOCIETIES...BUT ARE HELD BACK BY A LACK OF OPPOSABLE THUMBS, SAY SCIENTISTS
Whales and dolphins live in human-like societies and share similar brain evolution to primates and man, scientist have concluded.
THE DIGEST: THAT BRAIN-TINGLE SENSATION MIGHT HAVE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS
ASMR makes people feel more calm and excited, a new study suggests.
THE DIGEST: MAGIC LEAP’S DISAPPOINTING DEMO COULD BE A DEATH KNELL FOR AR
$2.3 billion, four years, and not much to show for it.
WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHY THESE LIZARDS HAVE LIME-GREEN BLOOD
A new evolutionary investigation finds that skinks likely evolved to have green blood a total of four different times throughout history.
DUBAI’S HIGH-TECH, IPAD-SHAPED APARTMENT COULD BE A TROUBLESHOOTING NIGHTMARE
This requires a new level of tech support.
PLANETS IN THE TRAPPIST-1 SYSTEM MAY BE CLOSER TO EARTH THAN WE THOUGHT
The TRAPPIST-1 system is thought to be one of our best opportunities to find habitable planets beyond our solar system. Now, four new studies have expanded our knowledge of its composition.
CONGRATULATIONS, ELON MUSK: EARTH’S FIRST INTERPLANETARY LITTERBUG
Elon Musk may be trolling the world with his calls to send a Tesla Roadster to space, but the stunt could be dangerous. Contributing to the accumulation of space junk isn't exactly the good samaritan's way of beginning the next phase in Earth's interplanetary journey.