This April, as undergraduates strolled along the street outside his modest office on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, the mathematician Terence Tao mused about the possibility that water could spontaneously explode. A widely used set of equations describes the behavior of fluids like water, but there . . . → Read More: Terry Tao: The story behind one of the most brilliant 21st century minds
A large study has found substantial risks in prescribing testosterone to middle-age and older men for a variety of ailments. One part of the study found that testosterone doubled the risk of cardiovascular disease in more than 7,000 men who were 65 years old or older, essentially confirming findings in previous studies.
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Seconds after he smashed the Olympic record for the men’s 100m sprint, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt delighted crowds by extending one arm skywards, as though about to hurl a bolt of lightning at the stars.
The “Lightning Bolt” pose was instantly mimicked around the world, by fans, pets and CNN readers. But there may well . . . → Read More: “Power posing” can boost confidence, reduce stress
Scientists may soon be able to listen to paralysed or brain-damaged patients who cannot speak, thanks to a form of electronic telepathy.
In a study described as “quite remarkable” by leading health experts, American researchers from the University of California discovered that they’re able to ‘decode’ unspoken words that are going on inside a person’s . . . → Read More: Scientists will soon be able to read minds
Obesity has a greater impact on the blood pressure of teenage girls than on teenage boys, a US study has suggested.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke in later life.
The study of 1,700 teenagers, presented to the American Physiological Society conference, found girls had three times the . . . → Read More: Obesity is worse for Teenage girls
The orbiting Kepler telescope is all about the numbers. How many stars have planets? How many have multiple planets? What sizes do they come in? How many of these planets are about the same size as Earth, and how many of those are in orbits that could permit life to exist? Kepler will answer . . . → Read More: YouTube Video Makes Planet Hunting Fun
Idealism need not fight capitalism because they can work in harmony, is the message of Khadija Bakhtiar, whose Teach for Pakistan project aims to place 40 teachers in 20 under-resourced primary and secondary schools in Karachi this year and the next.
While studying public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Bakhtiar was inspired by . . . → Read More: Top university graduates to ‘Teach for Pakistan’, starting in Karachi