Space milestones: here are the missions to look forward to in 2020
SpaceX’s Dragon 2 will carry humans for the first time in 2020. NASA/SpaceX
Gareth Dorrian, University of Birmingham and Ian Whittaker, Nottingha...
Why people leave Facebook – and what it tells us about the future of social media
Mark Whitehead, Aberystwyth University
The number of active users of Facebook (those people who have logged onto the site...
The fourth industrial revolution could lead to a dark future
Jamie Morgan, Leeds Beckett University
Cast your mind back a decade or so and consider how the future looked then. A public ho...
Could 5G replace cable broadband?
Mohammad S. Hasan, Staffordshire University
Millions of people in developed countries still don’t have access to superfast bro...
Fitness gurus and 'muscular Christianity': how Victorian Britain anticipated today's keep fit craze
Weightlifter Eugen Sandow might be compared to a Victorian fitness ‘influencer’. Wellcome Images/ Wikimedia Commons, CC BY
James Stark, Universit...
You're probably more susceptible to misinformation than you think
Darren Lilleker, Bournemouth University
Online misinformation works, or so it would seem. One of the more interesting stat...
Facial recognition: research reveals new abilities of 'super-recognisers'
When it comes to faces, most of us are typical-recognisers, with just a small percentage classed as super-recognisers. Shutterstock
David James R...
Ageing: how our 'epigenetic clocks' slow down as we get older
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Leonard Schalkwyk, University of Essex and Jonathan Mill, University of Exeter
From the tap dancing 90-year-old to the 40-...
Protein powder, shake, and supplement: how much can our body actually use?
Do we really need that post-workout shake? Syda Productions/ Shutterstock
David Rogerson, Sheffield Hallam University
Once only used by bodybuild...
Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings
Garfield Benjamin, Solent University
Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicised issues with privacy. Wh...
Not bot, not beast: scientists create first ever living, programmable organism
Simon Coghlan, University of Melbourne and Kobi Leins, University of Melbourne
A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biolo...
How to make the perfect cup of coffee – with a little help from science
Jamie Foster, University of Portsmouth and Christopher H. Hendon, University of Oregon
Have you ever wondered why the coffee you make at home tast...
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