Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the tale illustrates the real fundamentals of the nanoscience researchers are working on today. Nanoscience is the study of molecules that are one billionth of…

Here's What Happens When You Break Up With A Narcissist

Here's What Happens When You Break Up With A Narcissist

It is challenging and exhausting being romantically involved with a narcissist, but they can also cause havoc when they leave. Break ups are always hard, but when you’ve been in a relationship with someone who uses others and is obsessed with themselves, it can be even harder. On the surface, narcissists can seem charming, engaging…

Explainer: Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?

Explainer: Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?

If you have ever been nervous about something that is about to happen, then you may have felt the sensations of nausea and “fluttering” – the recognisable and odd sensation deep in your gut known as having “butterflies in the stomach”. Perhaps you were about to give a speech to a large audience, were in…

Massive Genetic Study Maps US Migration History

Massive Genetic Study Maps US Migration History

DNA is a powerful tool to understand our history. Coded into its twisted molecules are insights into the migration of our species, where we came from, and how we came to be where we are today.  Humans may have a deep-seated fascination with their past, but untangling its history requires gobs of data and plenty…