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UK scientists and engineers have devised a smartphone app that can give you an eye test. Add your vote to our poll to let us know what you think...

If a smartphone app could offer an eye test, would you use it? If a smartphone app could offer an eye test, would you use it?

UK scientists and engineers have devised a smartphone app that can give you an eye test. Add your vote to our poll to let us know what you think...

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Detergent molecules are hydrocarbon chains with one end that’s attracted to water and another end that’s attracted to oil. The oil-grabbing (hydrophobic) ends attach themselves to food...

Read any DIY forum online and you’ll find mixed views about whether these actually work. I have one on the pipes to my boiler and I’m not convinced either. Though to be fair, it was...

No wonder hoverboards capture the imagination – who wouldn’t want a skateboard without wheels to take you where you want to go? Some firms market vehicles that they call hoverboards,...

It’s partly because of time differences. If I fly from London to Tokyo, taking off at 6pm, I will arrive around 6am the following day by my watch. But the local time is 2pm (3pm during...

If you include reactions to stress or loss, then yes. But if you mean such human mental illnesses as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, probably not. When rats are repeatedly shocked, they eat...

Ironically, the exact shape of our own galaxy is one of the hardest of all such systems to determine. After all, we’ve no choice but to view it from the inside. In the 1780s William Herschel...

Because of the orientation and tilt of their orbits, the eight major planets of the Solar System can never come into perfect alignment. The last time they appeared even in the same part of the...

People don’t exactly ‘get’ dyslexia because it’s not an infectious disease or a result of brain damage (loss of reading or writing ability after brain damage is called alexia). Rather, it’s a...