Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
A black hole is an object with such a strong gravitational pull that nothing, not even light, can escape from it.
Astronomers traced a single star as it passed close to the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and detected the telltale signature of Einstein’s gravity in action.
A natural view of the world appealed to Albert Einstein.
A new analysis shows how family background influences who grows up to invent. The key to turning things around? Expose kids to more inventors.
Research shows that funny people are also nicer to be around.
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein would have bridled under today's research funding bureaucracy. It's time to allow scientists to indulge their curiosity again.
Is dark energy just an illusion, as is often suggested? To resolve the dilemma, interpreting the basic principles of general relativity in a complex Universe may need a rethink.
Einstein called entanglement "spooky action at a distance”. But now it's been used to design an incredibly sensitive detection method for gravitational waves.
Einstein's theories of relativity underpin our understanding of the universe, yet they're not taught in high school. How can we change that?
Both genetic and environmental factors determine someone's personality. Genes account for between 30-50% of the determination and unique environmental experiences making up the rest.
The observation of gravitational waves from a second black hole merger implies there are many more black holes in the universe than scientists had previously anticipated.
State of the art detectors have found another signal from a pair of collapsing black holes – the consequences could be momentous.