science
Loading page

How To Watch Tonight's Lyrid Meteor Shower In Australia

For the rest of the year Australia has roughly one meteor shower per month to look forward to, and the next one is coming up tonight — the Lyrids. We explain how to watch, and when.


How To Watch Tonight's Lyrid Meteor Shower In Australia [Updated]

For the rest of the year Australia has roughly one meteor shower per month to look forward to, and the next one is coming up tonight — the Lyrids. We explain how to watch, and when.


Here's What Your Brain Is Doing When You Really, Really Hate Someone

Scientists have spotted the parts of the brain that light up when we actively hate someone. There’s probably a reason why hate evolved in the first place — and it’s similar to love.


What Is The Most Common Nightmare?

Scientists have been investigating nightmares for over a century. Their work has resulted in some seriously bizarre findings, but nothing is more strange than the discovery of what people’s most common nightmares are.


The Scientific Reasons Why People Cheat, In One Video

Most people believe that cheating in a relationship is bad. At the same time, it’s common enough to be a trope in virtually every romantic comedy you’ve ever seen. This video explains some of the reasons why this dichotomy exists.


Are You A Nighttime Tooth Grinder? Here's How To Tell, And What To Do About It

Teeth grinding is a problem that affects nearly one in ten individuals, yet many of us don’t even realise we’re doing it. And that’s a problem given just how harmful it can be to our health. Here’s how to find out if you grind your teeth when you sleep — and why it’s something you shouldn’t ignore.


This Is Why You Constantly Diagnose Yourself Over The Internet

How many times have you reviewed symptoms of psychological disorder on the internet and thought, “I have that!” You’re not alone, and there’s a reason for it. It’s also why psychic readings and the DSM can be very much alike.


Can You Condition Your Body To Require Less Sleep?

One way to have more time for work and play every day is to sleep a little bit less. But eventually, staying awake for longer periods can have a negative impact on the quality of our lives. So where does the break-even point lie, and can it be shifted?


17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.


10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.


Loading page