Overall, women receive a smaller share of research funding – but it’s not due to how applications are weighed up. The problem starts with the workforce itself.
Researchers examined whether kissing is an innate human activity or whether its origins are relatively recent.
What’s the difference between gluten-free and gluten-reduced? And why does the country of production make a difference?
Studying the brief and tiny quantum effects that drive living systems could one day lead to new approaches to treatments and technologies.
Children learn more science when they watch an AI-powered cartoon character than with a regular Mickey Mouse or Dora the Explorer, a new study finds.
Research conducted with Gkuthaarn and Kukatj community members helps paint a picture of the lives of eight young Aboriginal people who lived during early colonial expansion.
Scientists used Lego to build a bioprinter capable of printing human tissue samples.
A new, extensive database of language grammars from around the world indicates an alarming trend of global language loss.
Researchers looked at the skeletal remains of 40 people, and found evidence of dairy consumption across a wide swathe of early Tibetan society.
We all have a stake in life extension research, since we all age and are all slated to die. But one of the greatest risks it brings is the potential for social stagnation.
Even in death, a tree helps others live.
New research finds societies are much more likely to have supernatural beliefs that concern ‘natural’ phenomena, such as extreme weather events.
For the first time, researchers have shown plants making sounds that can be heard up to a few metres away – just not by human ears.
Citizen science offers the possibility of a science for the people, by the people. And it could be used to challenge the status quo.
Neuralink might get all the press – but these unsung heroes are pioneering brain-computer interface technology.
Davy’s famous lectures on the animating power of electricity may have inspired a young Mary Shelley as she came up with the idea for Frankenstein.
Beethoven was afflicted with health conditions for much of his adult life, and wished for their cause to be discovered and made public.
The European Union’s 10-year Human Brain Project is coming to a close. Whether this controversial 1 billion-euro project achieved its aims is unclear, but its online forum did foster collaboration.
A new film changes its story based on the emotions expressed by the viewer.
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so you might as well try and enjoy it.