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10 Ways To Improve Your Daily Routine With The Power Of Science

Science is awesome. It explains how birds can fly, why the sky is blue, and how gravity works. However, you can also use science to perfect the tiny details of your everyday life — from sleeping better to working smarter and even cooking better food. Here are 10 ways sciences can help improve your daily life.

Get More Out Of Your Museum Experience By Avoiding 'Museum Fatigue'

You might find your museum experience more enjoyable if you actually spend less time inside, and spread it out over a few visits.

How Drinking Too Much Soft Drink Can Affect Your Body

Video: You probably know that soft drink isn’t the best thing for your body, but have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t drink anything else? These are the health hazards you might run into if you down too many cans of Coke.

The World's Best Science Fiction, Chosen By Scientists

Tales of strange alien worlds, fantastic future technologies and bowls of sentient petunias have long captivated audiences worldwide. But science fiction is more than just fantasy in space; it can educate, inspire and expand our imaginations to conceive of the universe as it might be. We invited scientists to highlight their favourite science fiction novel or film and tell us what it was that captivated their imagination – and, for some, how it started their career.

Do Monster Megalodons Still Lurk In Our Waters?

The sighting of a seven-metre shark off the South Australia coast this month has excited the world’s media with some making reference to the great white that featured in the classic 1975 film Jaws. It was certainly a big shark but there are tales of even bigger beasts lurking in our waters.

MedNexus Is A Medical Search Engine With Actually Useful, Evidence-Based Sources

“Dr Google” will make you think that your mild cough is actually cancer, but MedNexus wants to change that. It’s a medical search site, but instead of just matching popular sources, you get information that’s vetted and useful, from published studies to trustworthy articles on virtually any health topic.

The Weird Way Standing (Not Walking) On Escalators Helps Move People More Quickly

It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube stations were recently confronted with a weird rule: Everyone must stand. Officials claim it will make stations run more efficiently. But how?

How Companies Win Back Your Trust After A Food Safety Scare

Whether it’s Hepatitis A in frozen berries or huntsmen spiders in bags of grapes, companies that distribute contaminated food don’t usually go out of business. They clean up, fix problems and move on. If they handled the outbreak well, their food should be safe, but we understand if you’re a little skittish. Here’s what you need to know.

A Nitpicker's Guide To Sci-Fi Movie Science

Some people love to pick holes in science fiction movies, such as Star Wars, especially when they stray from science fact. But would an injection of accuracy end up spoiling the fun?

Crib Sheet: Everything We Know About The New 'Planet Nine'

Scientists may have just discovered a ninth planet in our solar system. We’re not talking no “dwarf” here neither, but a bona fide planet up to 10 times larger than Earth. If the evidence checks out, it will be the first planet discovered in our solar system in more than 80 years. (170 if you don’t count Pluto.) We consulted with an expert to bring you the facts for those watercooler chats in the office.

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