Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
When looking out of a train window, things close by seem to move past faster than things that are far away.
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Ada, 7, wants to know why things close to the train windows zoom by really fast, while things further away seem to go by much slower.
Police seized 200kg of methamphetamine during a drug bust in Perth, Western Australia, in May 2016.
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West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said his state has the "worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". We asked the experts to check the evidence.
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Ice is more readily smoked than other methamphetamines, but can also be injected.
Ice is a slang name for crystal methamphetamine – a stimulant drug that is swallowed, smoked or injected. It works by activating the reward pathways in the brain, producing feelings of alertness.
Record breaker: Guy Martin next to the Wall of Death.
Here's how to use maths to pull off the craziest motorbike stunt of all time.
Just how quickly are those thoughts bouncing around in there?
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Sensory information comes into the system, and we initiate actions in response. Quantifying how quickly that happens is tricky – especially since our own perceptions of the timing aren't quite right.
Scientists have made the first simulated shark skin which has been found to boost swimming speed by up to 6.6%. Sharks skin…