A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
CT scanning allows scientists to observe and "dissect" fossils digitally using computer software - and to uncover secrets that are hundreds of millions of years old.
Disney's Moana has a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy.
Over the last 20 years, advances in the field of exoplanet discovery have excited the imaginations of scientists and enthusiasts alike. But we're in position to know yet whether a planet is habitable.
The European Union is currently debating the legal status of intelligent robots, and whether they ought to be given a new classification of 'electronic persons'.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
There's never been greater need for the study of what we don't know, and why we're not supposed to know it.
Are we headed to a magnetic reversal and all the global disruption that would bring? Enter archaeomagnetism. A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides some clues.
In the face of alienation and concentration of power by big corporations, local DIY organisations promote place-based organic internet solutions.
Human-animal hybrids - or 'chimeras' - might sound strange, but they offer great hope for new life saving therapies, as long as key ethical boundaries are respected.
Scientists must bear some responsibility for the post-truth era and the current crisis in democracy.
Recent research contradicts the belief that a period of calm usually follows a serious earthquake.