Some animals, like rats, learn linguistic patterns better than humans can.
From Strictly Come Dancing to the Tour de France 'curses' have rational explanations. Here, psychologists discuss why belief in them persists.
When asked to identify the most dangerous day of the year, we realised this research hadn’t been done.
Central planning may make an AI-supported comeback.
This selection of films shows the problem of extremism in its complexity, examining how real people can become radicalised.
From mobile phones to artificial wombs: what a breathtakingly visionary set of predictions from a century ago can teach us about our attempts to forecast the future today.
There are potential issues with any use of machine learning in policing. But if used in the right way, it could go a long way towards more effective policing.
We shouldn't assume that discussion of bodily changes necessarily means progression towards a more equal society.
Realising the silence of outer space was what made us appreciate our precarious position down on this pale blue dot – so beginning our obsession with extinction.
Police crackdown operations are likely to exacerbate the structural inequalities that can influence criminality in the first place.
A substantial building programme is needed to rearrange our cities to benefit all types of journeys – not just commutes.
How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.
Those money-saving black boxes reveal a lot about the rules that govern our lives.
Why you shouldn't be afraid: it won't steal our jobs or destroy the environment.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
Stop and search and other police tactics cannot address the complicated social problems that are linked to knife crime.
Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
The ethnic and religious composition of our societies is increasing rapidly. How will these changes impact our quality of life?
Scrapping the idea of a species is an extreme idea – but perhaps a good one.
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact 'food' remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.