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The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

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.

Night Owl Vs Early Bird: The Science Behind Sleeping Patterns Explained

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?

The Differences Between Shaking And Stirring A Cocktail

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.

How To Watch Tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia

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.

How To Watch The End-Of-Year 'Super Moon' In Australia

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.

Make Ice Cubes Faster By Using Hot Water

Disaster strikes when you’re in the middle of a cocktail party and discover that, to your chagrin, you’ve forgotten to refill the ice tray. No worries, try this neat party trick: use hot water to quickly make some ice cubes.

What Sleep Tracking Apps Can And Can't Tell You

Activity trackers and sleep tracking apps will happily give you stats on your sleep: How many hours you were in the sack, for example, and whether that sleep was good “quality”. But you can’t take those numbers at face value, and some of them are flat out wrong.

Why You Shouldn't Rely On Dr Google When You're Sick

When you’re not feeling well, your first move might be checking your symptoms with a search engine. A recent study, however, suggests that real doctors are still way more accurate than any symptom checker tools out there.

What Weather Forecast Terms Like 'Partly Cloudy' Actually Mean

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between “partly cloudy” and “mostly sunny” is, this video has all the answers.

The Science Behind Why Tomato Sauce Is So Hard To Pour

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.

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