Tuesday, 17 July 2018
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Category Archives: Science

Scientists need to ditch tribalism and stop shouting down outsiders
17 Jul
6:10

Scientists need to ditch tribalism and stop shouting down outsiders

Renaud Vigourt Mathematics provides the very fabric of today’s high-tech society and Hannah Fry, an associate professor at University College London, has made it her mission to popularise the subject. Fry has presented several BBC documentaries and regularly appears on radio, notably in her long running Radio 4 show The […]

The science and art of reef restoration
15 Jul
6:46

The science and art of reef restoration

Coral reefs around the world are in crisis. Under pressure from climate change, overfishing, pollution, introduced species and apathy, coral colonies and fish communities are steadily deteriorating. Coral cover in the Great Barrier reef has declined by an alarming 50% since the 1980s. Some leading scientists believe that the Great […]

Curl it like Carlos: How to spin the perfect World Cup free kick, according to science
14 Jul
10:02

Curl it like Carlos: How to spin the perfect World Cup free kick, according to science

It appears seemingly out of nowhere, and leaves people wide-eyed with amazement. Long dismissed as a myth, over recent weeks it has been witnessed around the world and it could decide the outcome of today’s World Cup Final or the Wimbledon tennis championship. Scientists call it the Magnus effect: the […]

Surprising way maths is used in the real world
13 Jul
3:08

Surprising way maths is used in the real world

MATHS can affect so much of the world around us but not many people understand it. Chalmers Institute of Technology associate professor Julie Rowlett has been in Australia this week to support the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) winter school and hopes to get more people excited about its potential. […]

Cosmic neutrinos traced to their source for first time: A distant, violent black hole called a blazar
12 Jul
6:59

Cosmic neutrinos traced to their source for first time: A distant, violent black hole called a blazar

In a far corner of the cosmos 4 billion years ago, a tiny particle called a neutrino started its journey to Earth. key points Key points: For the first time, astrophysicists have traced a single neutrino from beyond our galaxy all the way back to its source: an active supermassive […]

Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists Studying Fake News
11 Jul
3:31

Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists Studying Fake News

This much is obvious: What the world needs now is less fake news. In general, sure, but particularly on the planet’s leading source of information: Facebook. The thing is, to separate the informational wheat from the disinformational chaffe, what you actually need is a better definition of fake news. And […]

Ancient seafarers may have hunted whales around the world
10 Jul
11:11

Ancient seafarers may have hunted whales around the world

Scientists retrieved the DNA signatures of whales and other species from bone fragments like these in New Zealand.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences By Elizabeth Pennisi, Michael PriceJul. 10, 2018 , 7:01 PM According to myth, the Maori people arrived in New Zealand riding the back of a […]

Sterile mosquito experiment could save millions of lives
10 Jul
12:45

Sterile mosquito experiment could save millions of lives

A SUCCESSFUL mosquito experiment in northern Queensland could hold the key to saving millions of people from being infected with diseases including the deadly Zika virus. Australian scientists have wiped out more than 80 per cent of the Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) population in three locations around the sugar […]

Art vs lots of science: the Team Time Trial
09 Jul
3:11

Art vs lots of science: the Team Time Trial

It’s tipped to be one of the most decisive stages of this edition of the Tour de France. 35.5 kilometres of flat and short hills around the Bretagne town of Cholet will severely dent the maillot jaune ambitions of some and raise the stock of others. As the old adage […]

The Science Behind ‘Psychic’ Animals That Predict the World Cup
06 Jul
6:40

The Science Behind ‘Psychic’ Animals That Predict the World Cup

Normally, Achilles, a deaf, white cat, lives in the basement of the St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum and hunts for mice. But for the 2018 World Cup, the animal has been praised as a feline fortuneteller capable of predicting the winners of soccer matches. Trainers say the cat apparently foreshadows the […]