How we can make super-fast hyperloop travel a reality

How we can make super-fast hyperloop travel a reality

Across Europe and parts of Asia, travellers can enjoy some of the fastest rail services in the world. From Málaga to Madrid, Tokyo to Osaka, high-speed electric trains condense the travel times between major hubs by racing along at some 300kph. The fastest commercial service in the world is the Shanghai maglev – short for…

The Alien Megastructure Star May Have Eaten A Planet

The Alien Megastructure Star May Have Eaten A Planet

Remember the alien megastructure star? Yes, it was that strange star that was experiencing large dips in light, leading to the suggestion – however unlikely – that aliens might have built a giant structure around the star. Of course, we’re pretty sure that’s not the case. But since the star called KIC 8462852 – also…

How to talk to your dog – according to science

How to talk to your dog – according to science

Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. Research over the last two decades shows dogs really can understand human communication in ways no other species can. But a new study confirms that if you want to train…

Oh, So This Is Why We "Baby Talk" To Puppies

Oh, So This Is Why We "Baby Talk" To Puppies

Babies and puppies aren’t great conversationalists, no matter what some people may say to the contrary. Rather than talk to them like adults, we tend to use very strange speech patterns or just a garbled series of noises at a fluctuating pitch. As it turns out, the fact that we do this to both babies…

Schizophrenia may cause type 2 diabetes, new study finds

Schizophrenia may cause type 2 diabetes, new study finds

People with schizophrenia tend to die up to 30 years earlier than the general population. Many of these untimely deaths are due to physical disorders, including heart attacks and stroke, for which diabetes is a major risk factor. Antipsychotic drugs are known to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, but there are other things…

The 20 Best High-Paying Jobs In America For 2017

The 20 Best High-Paying Jobs In America For 2017

When choosing a career, it’s important to seek out jobs that are meaningful and challenging. But a high salary doesn’t hurt, either. US News & World Report recently released its 2017 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. You can read more…