Space suits from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in LA.
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Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Romantic love is an increasingly popular topic of study within the academy, exploring issues ranging from how technology is changing relationships to masculinity as depicted in the Twilight books and films.
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Love Studies, a relatively new academic field, looks at topics ranging from popular romance novels to issues of consent in the bedroom.
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Correr, saltar, sortear obstáculos... ¡es el parkour! La ciencia puede ayudarnos a subir paredes más eficientemente, y a elegir la mejor manera de aterrizar desde alturas considerables.
Children still benefit from being read to after they’ve learned to read by themselves.
Shared reading has many benefits. Among them, it can help your child develop a bigger vocabulary.
Flexed joints can help dissipate some of the forces when landing a parkour jump.
Run, leap, scramble...it's parkour! Science can help you run up walls more efficiently, and chose the best way to land from a height.
Children need to be able to see themselves in the books they read.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
Setting achievable goals can help you manage anxiety and work towards the end-of-year results you want.
Research tells us goal setting is important, but not all goals are created equal. Here are five things to consider when setting goals for your final year in school.
To imagine is to form a mental image, to think, believe, dream, picture.
The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley believed that we can exercise our moral imagination 'in the same manner as exercise strengthens a limb'. Here, then, are some tips for fostering empathy through art.
Exercising during pregnancy is fine, so long as it’s not a tough new regime.
Five out of five experts agree running during pregnancy is OK.
When friction between shoe and surface is high, so is the injury rate. That’s where sliding comes in.
At this year’s Australian Open you’ll see players moving sideways on the Plexicushion surface – which is specially designed to allow players to slide. It’s safer for the players and fun to watch.
Librarians are qualified to help struggling readers enjoy and improve at reading.
If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
To serve at your best, you have to throw your racket in a way that projects the ball at a high speed – but add some spin. It’s simple physics.
The speeds at which top players deliver tennis serves are theoretically impossible. So how do they do it? The answer involves Isaac Newton, ping pong and a little bit of 'cheating'.
Reagent test kits are not as effective as specialist testing. But it’s better than nothing.
With several music festival patrons dying this year the pill testing debate is in full swing. Yet people can already purchase legally available test kits. Do they work?
Heading off on a bushwalk in a national park over the summer break? Don't be tempted to bushwhack it. Research shows many walkers don't realise the danger of straying off the beaten track.
What better gift this Christmas than a peace offering?
Forgiveness isn't about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It's about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
A high-five might be a less confronting option for a child.
In many households, Christmas means visits from relatives eager to smother kids with kisses. But respectful parenting means giving the kids fair warning so they can decide whether that's ok.
Knowing death is coming but not knowing when is particularly unsettling.
The dying person may face an inner struggle. They may want to be involved in activities but may not have the physical and emotional capacity to deal with the heightened stress and stimulation.
If your child is staying home or allowed to go out without supervision while on school holidays, it’s a good idea to set some ground rules for their safety.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
Scientists have a few ideas about where dreams come from – but nobody knows for sure.
When we are asleep our brain does not switch off. It keeps working, but not as hard.
Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic for over 100 years.
Media-driven panic about drugs can create a perception more people are using the drug than they actually are, and when teens think 'everyone' is doing it, they are more likely to want to do it too.