Does Ignoring Robocalls Make Them Stop?

Does Ignoring Robocalls Make Them Stop?

More than 80% of robocalls come from fake numbers – and answering these calls or not has no effect on how many more you’ll get.

How Cool Touch Shirts Can Make You Feel Cool On Hot Days

How Cool Touch Shirts Can Make You Feel Cool On Hot Days

It’s another hot and sweaty summer day, and you see an ad for a sports T-shirt claiming it is made out of a material that will instantly make your skin feel cool. Intriguing, but does it work, and if so, how?

I'm Crazy, You're Crazy, Each In Different Ways

I'm Crazy, You're Crazy, They're Crazy, All In Different Ways

Paramhansa Yogananda said: We are all of us a little bit crazy, but most of us don't know it because we mix only with people with the same type of craziness as our own. It is only when differently crazy people come together that they get a chance to find out the errors in their own types of craziness!

Neowise: An Increasingly Rare Opportunity To Spot A Comet With The Naked Eye

Neowise: An Increasingly Rare Opportunity To Spot A Comet With The Naked Eye

Neowise is the first bright comet to be visible with the naked eye from the northern hemisphere since the mid-1990s. Another thing that makes this comet interesting is that it has a relatively long orbital period, meaning it was only discovered a few months ago.

What Is The Summer Solstice?

What Is The Summer Solstice?

The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere.

What Makes Something Smell Good Or Bad?

What Makes Something Smell Good Or Bad?

Maybe you’ve learned to dislike the smell. Maybe your socks are full of gross bacteria. Or maybe, it’s both. Our team studies the brain and sense of smell

Why That Famous March Of Progress Image Is Just Wrong

Why That Famous March Of Progress Image Is Just Wrong

Evolution explains how all living beings, including us, came to be. It would be easy to assume evolution works by continuously adding features to organisms, constantly increasing their complexity.

How We Will Drive In The Future

How We Will Drive In The Future

Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe dream?

Honoring the Cycles of Time, Nature, and Space

Honoring the Cycles of Time, Nature, and Space
Western science, in its perception of quantitative time, might eventually edge toward a dynamic concept of time (such as the Maya have). Physicists such as Fay Dowker (2018) have started to look for a way out of the concept of fixed time. Dowker says that her teacher Stephen Hawking only touched on the question of whether time really passes.

What It Takes For Hydrogen To Be A Truly Clean Fuel

What It Takes For Hydrogen To Be A Truly Clean Fuel
Using hydrogen as a clean fuel is an idea whose time may be coming. For Australia, producing hydrogen is alluring: it could create a lucrative new domestic industry and help the world achieve a carbon-free future.

Thank Fungi For Your Cheese, Wine and Beer

Thank Fungi For Your Cheese, Wine And Beer
It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer or a board of French cheeses for those with more adventurous palates.

How Memories Are Formed And Retrieved By The Brain

How Memories Are Formed And Retrieved By The Brain
Try to remember that last dinner you went out for. Perhaps you can remember the taste of that delicious pasta, the sounds of the jazz pianist in the corner, or that boisterous laugh from the portly gentleman three tables over.

How New Implants Are Helping Link Brains To Computers


The field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) – which use electrodes, often implanted into the brain, to translate neuronal information into commands capable of controlling external systems

How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Began And Why They Persist Today

How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Began And Why They Persist Today
Bill Kaysing was a former US Navy officer who worked as a technical writer for one of the rocket manufacturers for NASA’s Apollo moon missions. He claimed that he had inside knowledge of a government conspiracy to fake the moon landings, and many conspiracy theories about the Apollo moon landings which persist to this day can be traced back to his 1976 book...

The Seven Principles of Conscious Digital Device Usage

The Seven Principles of Conscious Digital Device UsageThe speed at which digital device usage has spread is phenomenal. Many of us are spending hours of our time each day using these devices – usually looking at screens. I’m referring to things like phones, computers, tablets, TVs, virtual reality headsets and smart watches.

Why Nanotechnology Is More Than Just A Buzzword

Why Nanotechnology Is More Than Just A Buzzword

What does the word “nanotechnology” conjure up for you? I’ve spent the best part of a week talking about the term “nanotechnology” and whether it’s a real field, a real term or not.

5 Things About Technology That Give Kids The Creeps

5 Things About Technology That Give Kids The CreepsChildren in the study described creepy technology as something that is unpredictable or poses an ambiguous threat that might cause physical harm or threaten an important relationship.

A User's Guide To Self-driving Cars

A User's Guide To Self-driving Cars

You may remember the cute Google self-driving car. In 2014, the tech giant announced their brand-new prototype of what the future of transportation might one day look like.

How To Adapt To The Future Of Work In An AI World

How To Adapt To The Future Of workThe ancestors of modern birds were the sole survivors of one of the most severe mass extinction events in the history of the world. Today, 10,000 known bird species exist, all of them the descendants of dinosaurs.

Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?

Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees, turtles and birds navigate through the world.

How Driverless Cars Will Free Up Time For Work And Rest

How Driverless Cars Will Free Up Time For Work And RestOne of the most attractive things about driverless cars is their potential to free up the time spent driving from A to B. People travelling by driverless cars will be able to spend their time by working or reading, instead of focused on the road, driving.

Is It Ethical To Genetically Engineer People?

Is It Ethical To Genetically Engineer People?
Bioethicist Matthew Liao is open to genetic engineering in theory, but he says he was rather horrified to learn that twin girls had been born in China after a researcher genetically modified their embryos to resist HIV infection.

How Did Reading And Writing Evolve?

How Reading And Writing Evolved?
The part of the brain that processes visual information, the visual cortex, evolved over the course of millions of years in a world where reading and writing didn’t exist.

Rare Genetic Changes Are Linked To Autism And Other Psychiatric Disorders

Rare Genetic Changes Are Linked To Autism And Other Psychiatric Disorders
In most of the trillion cells that make up our bodies, 23 pairs of chromosomes store the vital strands of DNA needed to make our bodies grow and function properly. But if the amount of genetic material within our cells is a bit too much or too little, then this can potentially interfere with normal development.

Momo Challenge Shows How Even Experts Are Falling For Digital Hoaxes

Momo Challenge Shows How Even Experts Are Falling For Digital Hoaxes“An evil suicide game” was how one newspaper described the “Momo challenge”, a so-called game that supposedly involved children receiving a series of threatening and increasingly dangerous instructions from an anonymous contact on their smartphone.

Why Your Face Looks The Way It Does

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Is your face long? Wide? Big nose? Small ears? High forehead? It’s our faces that characterise how the world sees us, and how we recognise our close friends and family

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