Does time pass? New book says it does—but not in the way you may think
"If you walk into a cocktail party and say, 'I don't believe that time passes,' everyone's going to think you're completely insane," says Brad Skow, an associate professor of philosophy at MIT.
Researchers use sound to slow down, speed up, and block light
How do you make an optical fiber transmit light only one way? Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, the phenomenon of Brillouin ...
Study: Blame men for political gridlock; women may be better at compromise
During the political gridlock that led to the 2013 federal government shutdown, the leading voices for compromise were the handful of female U.S. senators—only 20 percent of the overall legislative body.
Catch the northern lights with your mobile
Updates on the best opportunities to spot the Northern Lights in the UK are now available on a mobile phone app developed in association with scientists at Lancaster University.
Light-induced generation of gas breaks open microcapsules and releases fragrances
Fragrances that are sensitive or need to be released with a time delay can be enclosed in microcapsules. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Swiss scientists have now introduced a new type of microcapsule that c ...