Scientists have tended to think of nonhuman sexual behaviour as being all about reproduction. In fact, there is far more ha ha hee hee than we give animals credit for.
An Oxford professor spent more than 20 years watching chimpanzees cleverly adapt to their changing environment.
Whatever hoo ha about human rights and corruption gets attached to the Chinese Winter Olympics victory, it won't be allowed to detract from the event itself.
Beijing has won its Olympic bid. But that may not be a good thing.
Two independent teams have found compounds including nitrogen and carbon dioxide on Comet 67P, which can form sugars and amino acids.
We should stop teaching students to suppress their emotions.
We live in a world dominated by the pursuit of perfection – but too much pressure at work can trigger severe stress.
Films showcased at the London Indian Film Festival indicate that independent Indian cinema has come a long way.
We need to know what 'good' interdisciplinary research looks like.
While politicians talk security, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the French coast.
A defence of La Défense, and other towering architecture across the globe.
Those looking to start a business in Africa face enormous obstacles, even with the backing of foreign investors.
Our morbid interest in the macabre never vanished – it was just displaced.
Stray debris on a distant beach could well be the first remnant found of missing Flight MH370.
Now that Cecil the Lion is gone, what lessons can be taken from the controversial manner of his death?
Air conditioning alone won't make global warming more bearable – architects must reinvent the window.
With parliamentary elections looming, the ethnic hatred let loose by Burma's transition to democracy are running out of control.
A woman left out of her mother's will has won £164,000 in the courts but that doesn't mean you need to rewrite yours.
It's groundhog day for Greece as the third bailout package is negotiated. And there's no reason to think this one will be any more successful than the last two.
For all its muscle, the Chinese government could make the problem worse by intervening in the stock market.
Some theorists suggest that such platforms are making our world more efficient by natural selection. The reality is a little more complicated.
Unless young children are totally immersed in a foreign language, they actually learn it better when they're a bit older.
The Smithsonian 'Reboot the suit' crowdfunding campaign to restore Neil Armstrong's spacesuit attracted $500,000 in just five days.
Reported "evidence" that the proposed fuel-free "EmDrive" works (and breaks the known laws of physics) is nothing of the sort.