Ever wonder what it’s like on Mars? There are those great photos from the Mars rover, offering close-ups of red dirt and oddly shaped rocks. But that takes you only so far. NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay has been visiting some Marslike places on Earth to try to figure out what the Red Planet — and others — might be like, writes Steve Nadis in Discover magazine. Read full article >>
Do you say 'expresso' or 'nucular'? Have you ever been confident about how you say bruschetta? Don't worry about it – arguments over pronunciation are mostly proxies for snobbery and class one-upmanshipFor years, I used to think the film reviewer's genre term "biopic" was stressed on the second syllable. You know, like bionic? Only when I at last heard it spoken on the radio as "bio-pic" did
Light pollution is having an impact on the regeneration of tropical rainforests because it disrupts the behaviour of seed dispersing bats, a study suggests.
"E-cigarettes are encouraging a new generation to become hooked on nicotine," reports the Mail Online.E-cigarettes are devices that deliver a heated aerosol ("vapour") of nicotine in a way that mimics conventional cigarettes. But they have lower levels of toxins such as tar than a conventional tobacco cigarette. They are marketed as a safer alternative to regular smoking, or as a way to quit.
It’s a common misconception that eating late causes weight gain. In truth, it doesn’t matter when you eat. Whether you gain, lose or maintain your weight comes down to how many calories you eat and burn each day