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The difference between introverts and extroverts isn’t as important as we make it out to be. As this video explains, though, there are some scientific reasons why some lean more towards one end of this spectrum or the other.
Sleep is critical for physical and mental health, and our quality of life. While three per cent of the population are genetically programmed to function with less than six hours sleep regularly, the rest of us need around 7.5 hours a night. But what determines whether we like to go to bed early or late?
It might seem odd if a cocktail recipe calls for the drink being shaken and not stirred, but there’s good reason for it. Here’s how shaking or stirring a cocktail can change its flavour and consistency, and when you should do each method.
The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks later tonight, and this year it’s set to be a good one here in Australia, showing off some of the brightest, fastest meteors visible from Earth. While the moon may make viewing a little difficult this year, the Orionids have one of the most prominent radiant points of any yearly meteor shower.
The last three full moons of 2016 are all “supermoons” — the point when the moon is closest to Earth while simultaneously reaching its full-moon phase. As the name implies, supermoons (also known as “perigee full moons”) appear brighter and bigger than normal full moons making for stunning views. Here’s what you need to know about watching them in Australia.
If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between “partly cloudy” and “mostly sunny” is, this video has all the answers.
If you are a lover of tomato sauce, you have no doubt had to deal with the very real struggle of trying to get it out of the bottle, particularly if that bottle is glass. If you’ve ever wondered why you must suffer at the hands of this stubborn condiment, there is an answer: Tomato sauce is a non-Newtonian fluid.