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NASA to televise spacewalk

Tune in on August 15th to watch Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev, launch satellites from the International Space Station. The expected six hours spacewalk will be broadcast on NASA Television and the agency’s website, live from 11:15 am. … Continued

How your phone is ruining your love life

Sitting at the table with you as you make small talk about your day, occasionally buzzing, sometimes beeping, is an awkward third wheel gate crashing your dinner date

5 feel good space facts to combat the post-Bluedot blues

Our photographs are edited, the campervan has been emptied, and we’ve finally snipped off our wristbands – Bluedot 2018 is officially finished, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to our favourite festival

Issue 115 preview: Virtual Reality

Discover how VR will change everything!  Also inside: Meet the prehistoric giant ground sloths, the chemistry of ice cream, how to design the perfect spacesuit and so much more!!! Pick up your copy of issue 115 from all good retailers or … Continued

Why do songs get stuck in our heads?

This irritating phenomenon has many names in the scientific literature: imagined music, involuntary musical imagery, involuntary semantic memories, intrusive songs, or slightly disconcertingly, ‘earworms’.

The science of emotions

Our ancient brains evolved the perfect way to keep us safe by controlling the chemicals in our mind to moderate our behaviour

Cricket-ball physics

In a game of fine margins, physics can make all the difference

The Science of Social Media

Social media is one of the defining technologies of the 21st century, but what’s really going on behind the scenes?