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A world-first QUT study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journalPLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe...
Emotions can cloud our rational decision-making. By adopting the perspective of an outside advisor, psychologist Dan Ariely says we can inject some rationality into our cognitive processes.
It may not feel like winter right now, but we know that won’t last. It will get cold outside — and our skin will sure know it.
A quick and entertaining way to learn about the history and the far future of the Universe and the solar system.
An angry Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, scorches the skies over Sicily with a tremendous eruption, on December 3.
“Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality food that has long been missing in some...
How do you make something that has never existed before? Physicists Jeff Kimble and Chen-Lung Hung take us on an exhilarating adventure of exploration.
Using a bit of geometry, however, isn’t there a way to make it go faster? This video shows why you’d think it would work that way, but it actually wouldn’t.
Singularity: The Omega Point “We are the frontal lobes of the Universe.” – Carl Sagan We evolve through technological tools we create. The approaching singularity is a metaphor to describe the indescribable nature of creative universe accelerating in its capacity to...
The featured 360-degree panorama is the digital fusion of four wide-angle cameras each simultaneously taking 101 shots over 42 minutes.
In only about 12,000 years Vega will be the North Star, the closest bright star to our fair planet’s North Celestial Pole. By then, when you fix your camera to a tripod long exposures of the night sky will show the concentric arcs of star trails centered on a point near Vega as Earth rotates on its axis.
NASA announced this week the creation of the Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science (NExSS) network that will study planets beyond our solar system for habitability and other features tapping the expertise of researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Goddard Space Flight Center and other locations.
Researchers have for the first time succeeded in recording a binary code on a synthetic polymer. Inspired by the capacity of DNA to retain an enormous amount of genetic information, a team from the Institut Charles Sadron de Strasbourg (CNRS) and the Institut de...
You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace passwords. In "Brainprint," a newly published study in academic journal...
Professors Frederick Gosselin and Daniel Therriault, along with their master's student Renaud Passieux, are not related to Spiderman. Nevertheless, these Polytechnique Montreal researchers have produced an ultra-tough polymer fibre directly inspired by spider silk!...