As a woman, it pains me to admins this: there’s good evidence that, in tests of spatial awareness, men typically outperform women. Yes, men really do tend be better navigators. But why?
You’ve just flown halfway across the globe and the clock tells you it’s morning but your body tells you it’s bedtime. You’re tired and dazed. You can’t think straight and it take days to start feeling normal again. Jet lag. Is it just an annoyance, or something more serious? And among the many touted remedies, could a new smartphone app be the answer?
Will wearing red help you pick up? Do sports team dressed in black play more aggressively? Are good guys in movies often dressed in white? We all have instinctive responses to colours and in the case of food packaging, marketers are very keen to exploit them.
2024: the first human crew of four will set out on their 7-month one-way trip to Mars. They will establish a human outpost on this inhospitable planet and be joined by four new people every two years. This is the mission of Mars One. But are we really sure Earth-based technology can keep them alive?