How music benefits children


Dawn Rose (TC) : Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter”. Shutterstock This interest in the relationship between musical aptitude on ability and intelligence has been around for some time. But despite these beliefs More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, December 18th, 2016

How did Moscow’s stray dogs learn to navigate the metro?

Jacqueline Boyd (TC) : For most of us, commuting is a task to be endured. Busy, noisy and often cramped, the world’s underground transport systems are places that we humans tolerate as a matter of necessity. But More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, December 18th, 2016

How dogs are really affected by fireworks – and what you can do to help

Emily Birch (TC) : Whether it’s Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, or just an everyday celebration, every winter, as soon as the clocks go back, the fireworks begin. And while some aren’t affected in the slightest, More...

ExoMars close-up of a large unnamed crater north near the Mars equator. ESA/Roscosmos/ExoMars/CaSSIS/UniBE, CC BY-SA
By nsnbc On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Decades of attempts show how hard it is to land on Mars – here’s how we plan to succeed in 2021

Andrew Coates (TC) : Europe has been trying to land on Mars since 2003, but none of the attempts have gone exactly according to plan. A couple of months ago, the ExoMars Schiaparelli landing demonstrator crashed More...

Artist’s impression of Rosetta’s descent. ESA, CC BY-SA
By nsnbc On Friday, September 30th, 2016

Swansong for Rosetta as it lands on the duck-shaped comet

Monica Grady (TC) : It has been an epic journey, much more than 12 years in the making, but Rosetta is just about to go out in a blaze of glory. The final commands were uploaded to the spacecraft mid-morning on More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Making drug development less secretive could lead to quicker, cheaper therapies

Todd & Williamson (TC) : Almost all new medicines are discovered by the pharmaceutical industry. It’s an expensive process that requires investment up front, so investors need guarantees, secrecy and patents More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Here’s what dogs see when they watch television

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (TC) : Dog owners often notice their pets watching televisions, computer screens and tablets. But what is going on in their pooch’s head? Indeed, by tracking their vision using similar methods More...

A view of the southern skies with images of the stars Proxima Centauri (lower-right) and the double star Alpha Centauri AB (lower-left) from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO/ESA/NASA/M. Zamani
By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Possibly habitable planet found around our nearest neighbour star

Martin Archer (TC) : With thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, it’s no wonder that we regularly come across “Earth-like worlds” around distant stars. But let’s face it: while it’s exciting that More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 6th, 2016

SOHO Films Sungrazer Comet Being Ripped Apart and Evaporated

nsnbc : ESA’s and NASA’s SOHO satellite filmed a sungrazer comet being ripped apart and evaporate as it made its final pass above the sun’s energy fields. ESA’s and NASA’s Solar and More...

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By Tony Cartalucci On Monday, July 18th, 2016

The Developer Behind Latest Augmented Reality Craze

A company with a questionable pedigree, sporting the next step in technology already used to destabilize and destroy countries, has wrapped its latest creation in decidedly disarming cartoon characters. Tony Cartalucci More...