How Cats Killed Curiosity - And Why We Need To Bring It Back

Anna Starkey | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech
Anna Starkey

In our time-poor, information-saturated, post-fact modern lives, cats are winning at the internet. Our curiosity is superficially satisfied, swiping and grabbing at the lowest hanging clickbait before falling off the hook. It's time to reboot curiosity in our overwhelming Age of Information. How can we make the most of the digital proximity of people and ideas?

What Can Vulnerability Teach Us About The Future Of Work?

Monica Parker | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

Fear of Falling Fun fact: we're only born afraid of two things - loud noises and falling. Sort of strange when you think of it. But in truth, our bra...

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

I Grew Up With Two Cultures. Will That Keep Me In Limbo For The Rest Of My Life?

Tania Hardcastle | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Tania Hardcastle

An overwhelming sense of limbo pervades my cultural identity. It feels diluted, pretentious, but all the more boundless. At times I feel 'Asian' amongst my English friends and a 'coconut' amongst Asian friends and family; a term brandished with resentment and deep-seated feelings of inferiority.

'Curiouser and Curiouser' - The Power of Childlike Curiosity

Pam Warren | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

By John Tenniel - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Public Domain, When was the last time you ...

How Curiosity Makes Us Smarter

Araceli Camargo | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

What drives us to become more motivated, creative, or intelligent? These questions have plagued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years and they continue to fuel scientific investigation. Especially now, as we are confronted with increasingly complex problems. However, these questions are just outcomes of something more core, curiosity.

This Is The Sunset On Mars, And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech

NASA's Curiosity Rover has captured what might be one of its most stunning images yet: the sunset on Mars. The incredible image was taken using Cur...

Water Can Exist On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists believe they have enough evidence from the Curiosity rover to say that water does exist below the surface of Mars. After a year of colle...

We'll Discover Alien Life In Just 20-30 Years Says NASA Chief Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech

The human race is just 20 to 30 years away from finding evidence of alien life says NASA's chief scientist Ellen Stofan. Speaking at a press confer...

Mars Orbiter Photographs Mars Rover, Just Because It Can

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Let’s say you’re a multi-billion dollar space agency, and you happen to have a spacecraft in orbit over Mars AND a space robot on the surface of M...

Either A Coffin Or A Rock Was Just Discovered On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Tech

As part of our ongoing search to find evidence of life on Mars, both NASA and a community of enthusiasts have been trawling tirelessly through the lib...

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

Is That... A FROG? On Mars?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

A lot of people think that NASA is hiding evidence of life on Mars. A lot of people also scour NASA's official photos of the surface taken by the Curi...

The Indian Mars Satellite And NASA's Curiosity Rover Are Buddies

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

India recently managed to get its first satellite into orbit around Mars (see above) - but of course NASA has been there a lot longer than that. Fo...

Travel To The Moon And Mars With Google Maps

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Google has made two rather large new additions to Google Maps: The Moon and Mars. This marks the first time Google has let users explore beyond our ow...

How Wonder Can Save Your Life

David Mochel | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Wonder, a combination of curiosity and appreciation, is a powerful experience that is good for your physical and psychological health as well as your relationships, creativity, and work performance... Not only is wonder good for you, it could actually save your life.

Three Things Your Children Can Teach You About Resilience

Angela Smith | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Smith

I have a bugbear, and that is the way resilience is described as simply bouncing back. Here is the thing. We all bounce back from the rubbish life throws at us one way or another. That in itself is not resilience. Resilience is the way we adapt and respond to the rubbish life throws at us. This will either strengthen or weaken your resilience over the years.

Reflections on Curiosity: Did it Kill, Not Kill, or Simultaneously Kill and Not Kill the Cat?

Nigel Rayment | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

What a curious thing curiosity is. When we recently moved to our new home in rural Herefordshire we were accompanied by our cat Cokie. After three days he was nowhere to be found. We assumed, sadly, that he had set off on a futile effort to retrace his steps to his native London.

Curiosity Allows Us to Focus Our Attention

Ruby Wax | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Sadly many people don't use their curiosity. They have it, but it has become obsolete. We are born with this feature, that's why when we're children, our hunger for information is insatiable, we don't even care what the story is, we just want to be stimulated. That is how our brains grow and how, as more and more neurons connect, we become smarter.

Is This An Alien Craft On Mars?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Is this object photographed streaking through the Mars sky proof of alien life? No. No, it isn't. Captured by Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover it...

Aesthetics And Curiosity: Bridges Between Science And Art

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Kelly-Irving

Without creativity artists have the block, a creative drought. Scientists experience the block as well. Whatever the art form, creativity is its key ingredient. This is also true of science. Scientists go through these creativity deserts.

The Red Dust Of Mars Is Actually Full Of Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

Just days after Nasa announced the disappointing news that it had failed to find a key chemical associated with life on Mars, there's better news from...

Where On Earth Do You Test A Mars Mission?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Tech

In order to test out instruments to be used in a trip to Mars you need somewhere... well, like Mars. This is the dilemma faced by scientists from t...

EXPLORE: Billion Pixel Image Of Mars' Surface

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Tech

Get ready to see Mars as you've never seen it before - Nasa have just released a billion-pixel image of the red planet's surface. That's right. One...

Huge Solar Flare Forces Mars Rover Into Hibernation

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover has been placed on 'standby' after attempts to complete vital repairs to its computer systems were hampered by a massive s...