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For the first time a woman has won mathematics’ top prize
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Maryam Mirzakhani is one of four winners of the prestigious Fields Medals this year, and has become the first woman to receive the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics’.
The pursuit of happiness could be dictated by your genes
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Financial stability, social connections and health have an impact on happiness levels, but scientists now say that your genes could play a key role too.
Here's how to cook a steak with lava
Thursday, 31 July 2014
British chefs Sam Bompas and Harry Parr teamed up with researchers from Syracuse University to cook steaks over a 1,148°C stream of basaltic lava.
Germany named world's most energy efficient country
Sunday, 27 July 2014
A new report has ranked the world’s nations according to their energy efficiency, and Germany has come out on top.
Was it love or lust at first sight? Science can tell based on eye movement
Friday, 18 July 2014
Eye movements may reveal if a person is feeling romantic love or sexual desire.
 Women see ladies in red as romantic rivals
Saturday, 12 July 2014
It seems, when it comes to envy, red is the new green. 
Colourful mind games: do blue objects really feel colder?
Sunday, 06 July 2014
A new study suggests that blue objects feel warmer than red ones—and it is all in our minds.
This rare giant flower smells like a corpse
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Roses are red, violets are blue, titan arum is putrid—and it could make you puke.
These 'Fabergé Fractals' will blow your mind
Friday, 27 June 2014
Former laser physicist Tom Beddard has turned his hand to creating incredible pieces of art that celebrate the beauty and intricacy of fractals. 
Text-messaging isn’t, like, ruining young people’s grammar
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Research on students has revealed that the use of text slang doesn't correlate with bad grammar and spelling in real life.

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