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“The Black Man in the Cosmos”

A pioneer of “Afrofuturism,” bandleader Sun Ra emerged from a traditional swing scene in Alabama, touring the country in his teens as a member of his high school biology teacher’s big band. While attending Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, he […]


Stephen Fry Explains the Rules of Cricket in 10 Animated Videos

Founded in London in 1787, The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) began publishing The Laws of Cricket in 1788, and later became the governing body of the game. More than two centuries later, the MCC has passed governing responsibilities to The […]


New material puts a twist in light

A team from the Research School of Physics and Engineering have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A […]

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Why Tattoos Are Permanent?

For the last three decades my right ankle has been the site of a deeply botched tattoo. It was supposed to be a yin yang, but with every passing year, it looks more and more like a cancerous mole. The […]

A Universe of Energy

Weekly Science Picks

Here we have a new great opportunity to present you the breaking stories of this week. We would proudly like to mention the things as follows. Firstly, did you know that mind reading technologies are becoming our reality? Sure you […]

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Visionary Neurologist Oliver Sacks on What Hallucinations Reveal about How the Mind Works

“We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well.” While our delusions may keep us sane, hallucinations — defined as perceptions that arise independently of external reality, as when we see, hear, or sense things that […]

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Tour the World’s Street Art with Google Street Art

By far the most enjoyable part of our recent family trip to London was the afternoon my young son and I spent in Shoreditch, groping our way to No Brow, a comics shop I had noticed on an early morning […]


Space Engineering facility takes off

Australian space scientists will no longer need to go offshore to build satellites, following the completion of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at The Australian National University. The Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane officially opened the Centre. “Australia […]


New theory turns cancer on its head

A new theory of how cancer works could lead to the next generation of treatments of the disease. The theory suggests that cancer forms when recently evolved genes are damaged, and cells have to revert to using older, inappropriate genetic […]

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A Threat to Internet Freedom

A couple weeks back, we mentioned that Brian Knappenberger had released his new documentary about Aaron Swartz, The Internet’s Own Boy, under a Creative Commons license, making it free to watch online. He now returns with a short op-doc for […]

Strawberries and protein

Weekly Science Picks

Oh, dear! Can you imagine just few moments ago we were writing the last week’s review and right now we are at the beginning of one more exciting and fascinating editor’s selection? Time passes so quickly, does not it? We […]


Fusion energy facility promises clean energy

The search for star power – fusion – has received a major boost with the launch of the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF) at The Australian National University. The facility includes Australia’s largest fusion experiment, the newly upgraded H1, […]


Read Online J.K. Rowling’s New Harry Potter Story: The First Glimpse of Harry as an Adult

Quick note: Earlier this year, J. K. Rowling began writing new stories about the 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore, the website for all things Harry Potter. Today, she followed up with a story that takes the form of […]

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Could this revolutionise the way you give feedback?

In 2000, I saw someone using screen capture software for the first time. Screen capture allows you to record the screen of your computer as if you had a camera pointing at the screen. It also records your voice. So […]

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