Dmitry Belyaev, Metro World News

Yes, your dog can understand what you're saying

Many dog owners are convinced that their pet understands them and now a study has proved them right.Researchers from the the Department of Ethology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, found that dogs not only understand what we say but how we say it.The investigators trained 13 dogs to...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:06 PM

This is why you get carsick

Why do we get car sick? According to Dr Dean Burnett, neuroscientist at the UK-based Cardiff University, who recently published a book "Idiot Brain: What Your Head is Really Up To," our brain believes it has been poisoned. Being in a car, plane, train or boat causes conflicting signals in our head...

Monday, August 29, 2016, 8:17 PM

Opposites don’t attract

It's often said that opposites attract, but a new study proves the old adage is incorrect.In a survey of over 1500 people, researchers at Wellesly College and the University of Kansas found that people tend to be attracted to those who hold the same views and values as they do. RELATED: Single and...

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 3:39 AM

New packaging gives food a longer shelf life

A new "green" product could put an end to a fridge full of rotting food. Scientists at the National University of Singapore have created a new type of eco-friendly packaging, which extends the shelf-life of perishable food.It’s a natural film, which is similar to the plastic used in clingfilm or...

Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:04 PM

Work email is wearing you down

Modern technology has shackled us to our work and it’s taking its toll on our health. The culture of being at the office’s every beck and call is causing high levels of stress for employees, particularly those who use their smartphone’s push notification which alerts a user to a new email.Related:...

Friday, January 15, 2016, 9:57 AM

Long hours are good for your love life

We’ve long been told that working long hours is detrimental to a successful love life. However, a new study — conducted by the British charity organisation The Tavistock Institute — puts paid to that belief, by proving that those couples who devote more time to their careers tend to make a greater...

Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:00 AM

Political expert Kyle Kondik weighs in on GOP Republican primary debate

A two-hourGOP primary debate Tuesday night saw Donald Trump forced to defend his proposal to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants andalso revealed several attack lines against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, who was mentioned 25 times.Kyle Kondik, political expert at University of Virginia...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 10:11 PM

Swim and clean with this anti-pollution bikini

Cleaning up the world's oceans could become easier thanks to swimwear that soaks up pollutants from water. The 3D-printed 'Sponge Suit' bikini, developed by University of California, Riverside and New York design firm Eray Carbajo, is made of a carbon-based filler material that absorbs chemical...

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4:23 AM

Japanese scientists create nearly unbreakable glass

Your smartphone screen will never break and burglars won’t break your window and take your wallet from the car. This could all become reality soon thanks to researchers from the University of Tokyo and Japan's Synchrotron Radiation Research, who have developed a glass material that is "as strong as...

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 3:40 AM

Researchers develop 'Star Trek'-like tractor beam

Engineers from the University of Bristol in England have developed a working 'Star Trek' tractor beam. Researchers have built a miniature version of the iconic sci-fi contraption that grabs, holds and moves small objects using sound waves. Laboratory tests of the technique, published in a report in...

Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:24 PM

A journey through the world’s most depressingly-named places

The world is full of sad places, as Instagrammer Damien Rudd shows us. The Australian artist runs Sad Topographies, an Instagram account that catalogs Google Maps screenshots of melancholily-named geographical locations. On the site with the tagline ‘Somewhere to go, when you’re feeling low’, you...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 8:43 PM

German scientists develop self-healing rubber

Flat tires could be a thing of the past thanks to a new type of rubber developed by German scientists that ‘self-heals’ after getting a puncture. Traditionally, tires are manufactured using a strengthening process called vulcanisation, which involves adding sulfur that make cross-links in the...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 2:39 PM

Stitch your own Cumberbatch

This book will leave the adoring fans of British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch literally in stitches. “Benedict Cumberstitch” contains 15 cross-stitch patterns of the iconic actor, including a scene playing Hamlet, photobombing, and dancing with fellow thespian Michael Fassbender. Colleen...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 12:32 PM

'Kiss Lid' lets you give your coffee a morning kiss

You can say it’s love at first gulp, with this new coffee cup lid that gives the impression you’re kissing someone with every sip. Created by Korean designer Jang Woo-Seok, the quirky Kiss Lid is shaped like a protruding nose and mouth, with the usual hole for your hot beverage in the center of the...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:20 PM

‘Friends Forever’ tampons for you and your BFF

Today, declaring your affection for your BFF with bracelets, necklaces and other trinkets seems downright corny. That's why Brooklyn blogger Kat Thek created something that’s both practical and connects pals during their menses: 'Friends Forever Tampons,' two sharable sanitary products joined by a...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8:03 PM

Synthetic rhino horns may save real rhinos from poaching

San Francisco-based biotech startup Pembient has developed what they believe will be a solution to save rhinos from the poaching crisis. With the help of synthetic biology, they will create a powder, containing animal DNA to 3D print the horns. Rhino horns are highly sought throughout in Asia for...

Monday, August 17, 2015, 8:11 PM

'China does not pay compensations,' Expert on Tianjin protests

Residents of the Chinese city of Tianjin are demanding the compensation from government in the aftermath of August 12 explosions at a chemical warehouse that caused damage to at least 17,000 homes.Video: Most shocking dashcam drone footage of Tianjin, China explosionsA number of small protests...

Monday, August 17, 2015, 8:06 PM

Debris believed to be from flight MH370: Expert Analysis

Debris found on the island of Réunion, located in the Indian Ocean, is believed to be from the missing flight MH370. Experts are 99 percent sure that the two-meter long wreckage is from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur...

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 3:00 PM

Expert weighs in on Gaddafi's son death sentence

A court in Tripoli has sentenced Saif al-Islam, the son of Libya’s former dictator, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, to death by firing squad. The charges against the 43-year-old include war crimes committed during the NATO-backed 2011 revolt, which deposed the ruling family. The trial, which has proved...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 1:08 AM

TECH: Future smartphone screens will repair themselves when damaged

Scientists have developed a 'self-healing' material that could be ready to fix broken smartphone screens within the next three years. Duncan Wass and his team at the University of Bristol patented a carbon-based healing agent that, when a crack appears on a surface, exudes a liquid to fill up the...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 3:55 PM