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From Healing Kisses To Idiot Speak Machine – Ten Years Of Improbable Japanese Research Ranked

Japan reached an improbably milestone at the recent 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Awards, which were handed out by the Improbable Research magazine. It was the tenth year in a row that Japanese scientists could claim a first place prize … Continue reading

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Favourite TED talks #3: Frans de Waal on moral behaviuor in animals

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Favourite TED talks: #1: Kevin Slavin on algorithms that shape our world

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Melt yourself, mugs and fairness for monkeys – how’d like me now?

YouTube, you old time stealer. First you showed my what might be the most hysterical 21’st century take on the good old Winamp visualisations with matching soundtrack: Then you decide that it’s time for me to have a look at … Continue reading

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The time of year for walking on a lake – on the Moon

It’s that time of year. The time when scientists line up around the block to answer age-old questions like: ‘would I be able to run across the surface of a pond or lake, if that pond or lake was on … Continue reading

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New favourite delegate found – wants to make sci-fi mandatory in school

Photo by: adactio I can hardly express just how happy I would have been, if Ray Cantebury had around when I was growing up. But then gain I’m glad he wasn’t, because then I might have ended up voting for … Continue reading

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Explaining physics with things that make you go awwwww

Photo by: tintedglass I’m guessing that teaching science to younger children (or older children, or adults for that matter) can be a bit of an uphill struggle at times. Part of the reason for that might by that science often … Continue reading

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