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AUDIO: Could 'marshmallow test' teach you?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:34
The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.

VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:36
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:04
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

Tomb mystery captivates Greece

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:01
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 20:03
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking

Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:32
US satellite arrives in orbit around the Red Planet

Ants v humans

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 16:04
Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?

Global protests over climate change

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:42
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

Molten metal batteries for the grid

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:50
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.

China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:42
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.

VIDEO: SpaceX lifts off for ISS with supplies

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 00:28
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:19
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:00
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:00
The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:48
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Forest land rights need global focus

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:21
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

'Artificial eye' to detect particles

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:12
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:19
Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:43
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

VIDEO: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:41
Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

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