Mathematicians solve E8 structure (Update)
A transatlantic team of number-crunchers announced they had built a theoretical structure in 248 dimensions, resolving a 120-year puzzle that could be used to test theories about the structure of the cosmos.
Viking navigation hypothesis under foggy and cloudy skies requires more light
Can expert reasoning be taught?
Scientists discover first fossil of a leaf insect
For computer scientists exploring face recognition, the question is 'who?'
'Misdirected and unreasonable' acts of kindness can have significant consequences
Analogy of cochlea as resonator could lead to artificial copies
Ancient ape ruled out of man's ancestral line
Ancient remains, once thought to be a key link in the evolution of mankind, have now been shown to be 400,000 years too young to be a part of man’s family tree.
No Hobbits in this Shire
The skeletal remains found in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia, reported in 2004, do not represent a new species as then claimed but are some of the ancestors of modern human pygmies who live on the ...
Computer scientists put social network theory to the test
Ever since 1969, when psychologists Jeffery Travers and Stanley Milgram first explained that everyone was separated by only six connections from anyone else, researchers have created theoretical models of the networks that ...
First Ever World Map of Happiness Produced
A University of Leicester psychologist has produced the first ever 'world map of happiness.'
Study finds suntan oil is present on our tables
Suntan oil, which can change the sex of fish, is present in our food and drinking water. The Independent website has reported that experts have discovered male hornyhead turbot and English sole feeding next ...
Fridge magnets to fix grammar
Fridge magnets could soon be correcting bad grammar and replacing words with synonyms, Australian Broadcasting Corporation has reported. Australian digital artist Pierre Proske claims that fridge magnets can ...
Study: Acupuncture Does Combat Pain
Ancient Chinese medicine is gradually gaining in popularity amongst Westerners. An increasing number of patients across Europe and America are turning to the Chinese deep-needle acupuncture to treat their aches ...