Cannabidiol shows promise in treating psychosis in a placebo controlled trial.
Citizen science isn't just about charity – new research shows there are some quite unexpected benefits for participants.
But could the influences of Shanghai and Singapore help?
One bout of exercise protects your heart immediately, and the effect lasts for several days.
In Star Wars, 'force lightning' is a lethal weapon that can only be tackled with a lightsaber. But would it work in real life?
The ocean is getting warmer and more acidic but changing our diet could help us cope.
We need to address the mindset that enables this mass slaughter of animals in the first place.
We no longer perform surgery on babies without drugs, but a new study shows that we may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress.
Coming on the heels of "gold", "blond" and "wealthy", "north" is a telling symbol of how Japan saw 2017.
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.
The deal was not as bad as it could have been, but not as good as it should have been.
October 2017 was Mexico’s deadliest month on record.
Discussions around inequality have lacked hard data – until now. A new report shows inequality levels across the globe.
Antisense therapy showed promising results in a first-in-human trial for Huntington's disease.
Despite apparently over-the-top tactics, Tory whips failed to stop backbenchers from voting against the government. So why wouldn't they do it again?
The artist who illustrated A Christmas Carol was one of the best-known satirists of his time.
A new study found that a small number of students starting university believe in some myths about sexual violence.
Belief in miracles such as the virgin birth of Jesus are surprisingly persistent – even in the 21st century.
It's all about doing things well.
Errol Morris's new series is not a traditional documentary, but it's doggedly committed to discovering what happened to Frank Olson.
Some of the crucial mechanisms meant to deliver peace in Colombia have yet to be set up.
It can be a tough gig as a female comedian.
Two global compacts on refugees and migrants will be proposed in 2018.
Digital and communication poverty is unhelpful – depriving prisoners is short-sighted.
It began with a sex scandal. How else?
Canberra's attitude to nuclear weapons has always been riddled with contradictions. Homegrown nuclear campaigners winning the Nobel prize have put the cat among the pigeons.
Museums are not apolitical, and they are not entirely scientific. As such, they don’t really represent reality.
We're pouring cold water on old ideas in this episode: from why the population of Easter Island really declined and what makes a good urban legend.
Researchers are using epigenetics to find ways to 'turn off' bacteria's ability to cause infections.
Allegations bring to the fore questions over the legitimacy of bitcoin – a sound investment tool or a massive scam?
Some people could get quicker help if they are referred to a de-radicalisation programme.
It's a multi-lingual effect.
Futures trading is driving up the price of Bitcoin but institutional investors remain cautious.
Lessons in military manliness and how to respect it have been a part of Syrian education for decades.
A living curriculum is needed to properly teach children about sex and relationships.
The number of days lost to strikes are near all-time lows since records began.
The Star Wars franchise has become so familiar in 40 years that it's easy to forget it broke new ground in 1977.