In 1703, Gottfried Leibniz invented the modern binary number system that forever changed the developed world. In the intervening years, computing has become an integral part of our daily existence. This infographic from Computer Science Zone breaks down the major technology breakthroughs and landmark products that have helped to shape the way we live.
Good marriages take work. So do bad marriages and so-so marriages, come to think of it. In fact, pretty much every marriage is destined to fail if you don’t listen to your partner and put in the hard yakka. For those who don’t want to become another divorce statistic, this infographic of social science hacks could help you to iron out what’s wrong before it’s too late to fix things.
People usually fall into two camps: Those who like getting kisses from their dog, or those, like me, who can’t stand it. Here are the reasons why dogs want to lick your face, and why you might want to avoid that kind of affection, even if you do enjoy it.
Some people are dramatically better at activities like sports, music and chess than other people. Take the basketball great Stephen Curry. This past season, breaking the record he set last year by over 40 per cent, Curry made an astonishing 402 three-point shots — 126 more than his closest challenger.
What explains this sort of exceptional performance? Are experts “born”, endowed with a genetic advantage? Are they entirely “made” through training? Or is there some of both?
One hundred fifty years ago, the Great French Wine Blight nearly wiped out an industry that today produces some 40 billion bottles of wine a year. The only solution was a radical fusion of species that remains essential to the success of the wine market. Here’s the story of how humanity hacked the wine grape.
If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex “normally” last? A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Well, here’s your answer…