Dynamic Tattoos Promise To Warn Wearers About Health Threats

Dynamic Tattoos Promise To Warn Wearers About Health Threats

Imagine a tattoo that alerts you to a health problem signaled by a change in your biochemistry, or to radiation exposure that could be dangerous to your health. You can’t walk into a doctor’s office and get a dynamic tattoo yet, but they are on the way.

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.

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