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What Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health

Your fingernails and toenails can be surprising indicators of what’s going on inside your body. In this video, the folks at SciShow illustrate five things our nails can tell us about our health.

Blame It On Mum And Dad: How Genes Influence What We Eat

Do you hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? Do you find coriander disgusting or perceive honey as too sweet? Your genes — which alter your sensory perception of foods — may be to blame.

NASA: Life On Mars A Distinct Possibility

Yesterday, we told you that NASA’s special Mars announcement would be worth staying up for and boy, did they deliver — not only was flowing water all but confirmed, but the prospect of preexisting life on Mars is no longer science fiction. If you missed the live stream, here are the key points you’ll need to bluff your through office conversations.

Reminder: No 'Super Blood Moon' Tonight, But Australians Still Have Plenty To Gawp At

If you’re staying up to watch tonight’s major Mars announcement, you might be planning to catch that other big space event; the so-called “super blood moon” lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, Australia’s vantage point leaves a lot to be desired — but you should still head outside and look skyward anyway. (We promise we aren’t trolling.)

Watch NASA's Major Mars Announcement Live Here

Over the weekend, NASA whipped astronomy fans into a frenzy with the announcement that it would soon be sharing a “major science finding” about the planet Mars. Is it aliens? Proof of flowing water? Ancient fossils? Here’s everything you need to know — including all the ways you can watch the announcement live.

Five Magpie Myths Debunked

Magpie season is currently in full swing (or should that be swoop?) with dozens of parks and playgrounds descending into avian war zones. But just because something is scary doesn’t mean you should believe everything you hear. Here are five bogus magpie myths that the nation needs to debunk.

Why Should We Place Our Faith In Science?

Most of us would like to think scientific debate does not operate like the comments section of online news articles. These are frequently characterised by inflexibility, truculence and expostulation. Scientists are generally a little more civil — but sometimes not by much. Deep disagreements within science might seem to undermine its authority, but they only underscore how science really works.

What It's Like To Watch A 3D VMax Movie From The Very Front Row

This week, I was invited to an early-preview screening of Ridley Scott’s new science-fiction movie The Martian. Unfortunately, a train delay meant I arrived just as the film was about to start. The massive VMax cinema only had a handful of seats left — all of which were in the front row. Would stupidly-close 3D enhance the experience or make me want to vomit? There was only one way to find out…

Naps Versus Coffee: Which Is Better When You're Exhausted?

You feel completely wiped out, but you know you need to push through for just a little bit longer. Do you reach for a mug or a pillow? Here’s what science has to say.

What Research Says Happiness Really Is

There’s a lot of philosophical debate over what it actually means to “be happy,” but if you’re looking for concrete answers, it can leave you wanting. Here’s what scientific research says happiness is, and — perhaps more importantly — what it isn’t.

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