Local people at Tendaguru (Tanzania) excavation site in 1909 with Giraffatitan fossils. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

It’s time to celebrate Africa’s forgotten fossil hunters

Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.
Female scientists are often more productive than their male colleagues but much less likely to be recognised for their work. Argonne National Laboratory/Wikimedia

Women aren’t failing at science — science is failing women

Female scientists publish more and better research but are promoted less. New research from Mexico exposes gender gap in science there, and across the globe.
Swimming in synchrony is a fundamental social behaviour for dolphins and is thought to reinforce their bonds. Parc Astérix

Synchronised swimming makes dolphins more optimistic

A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.

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