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Neanderthals spent a surprising amount of time underwater

Me, 14/08/2019 - 20:00
Neanderthals’ bony ear growths – similar to “surfer’s ear” in modern water-loving humans – suggest they spent lots of time foraging in aquatic environments

A massive collision may have made Jupiter's core so weird

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
A few years ago we learned Jupiter’s core is much messier than expected. Now simulations suggest a huge collision with a planetary embryo could explain why

Netflix’s bizarre riff on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein oddly successful

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Stranger Things’ David Harbour stars in Netflix’s Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, which gives the first science fiction novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a run for its money

Fossils of the earliest animals seen outside China for the first time

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
How did animal life begin? A must-see exhibition in Oxford brings together the world's best fossils from the Cambrian explosion to tell the story

White nationalists are perverting environmentalism to smear migrants

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Right-wing figures blame environmental destruction on immigration and overpopulation. The political mainstream needs to confront this threat before it’s too late, says Graham Lawton

How walking helped humans take over the planet

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
We are all fitter for a good walk – and we become smarter just by standing up. In fact, says a new book, the act of walking helped humans colonise a whole planet

How killer bees evolved into chiller bees in just one decade

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
While killer bees terrorised the US, in Puerto Rico, an extraordinary accident of evolution has transformed them into a beacon of hope against the threat of insectogeddon

Biologists have a problem with homosexuality – they should get over it

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Studies that reduce human sexuality to two neat categories – gay and straight – are bad science and stoke societal prejudice, says neuroethologist Andrew Barron

What if there was no big bang and we live in an ever-cycling universe?

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
There is no good evidence that our universe even had a beginning, a startling proposition that means the cosmos could collapse in about 100 billion years

How to make a BBQ thermometer with a BBC micro:bit

Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
With a BBC micro:bit and a temperature sensor, you can make a device that tells you when your food is perfectly cooked

Radioactive dust in Antarctic ice could help map interstellar clouds

Me, 14/08/2019 - 16:00
Interstellar dust has been found in Antarctic snow samples. The discovery could provide a way of mapping the clouds of dust Earth has passed through in space

Fracking boom could explain the puzzling rise in global methane levels

Me, 14/08/2019 - 15:35
The shale gas boom could be to blame for rising methane in the atmosphere. If the trend continues, it could put our climate goals in greater jeopardy

A variety of CBD health products are in the shops - do they work?

Me, 14/08/2019 - 15:35
A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence supporting the claims

Cannabis-based health products are going mainstream – do they work?

Me, 14/08/2019 - 15:35
A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence supporting the claims

The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets

Me, 14/08/2019 - 13:00
The US Army wants to build smart missiles that will use AI to select their targets, raising concerns that the technology will be a form of lethal autonomous weapon

Military-grade jet fuel made cheaply from plant waste instead of coal

Me, 14/08/2019 - 11:00
An expensive superfuel normally reserved for missiles and hypersonic jets can now be made from crop waste instead of fossil fuels - and more cheaply to boot

The misunderstood personality trait that is causing anxiety and stress

Me, 14/08/2019 - 07:00
Perfectionism is a hidden epidemic, and its rise is damaging individuals and society. We investigate how to escape the cult of perfect

Need everything just right? How perfectionism is harming your health

Me, 14/08/2019 - 07:00
Being a perfectionist is not always a good thing. This misunderstood personality trait can undermine your mental and physical health – and it's on the rise

The perfectionism trap: How to avoid burn out, anxiety and stress

Me, 14/08/2019 - 07:00
We investigate the growing epidemic of perfectionism, a misunderstood personality trait with serious implications for mental and physical health

Lack of sleep is more of a problem for teen girls than social media

Me, 14/08/2019 - 00:30
Parents shouldn’t worry about how much time teens are spending on social media as long as they are getting plenty of sleep and exercise and aren’t being bullied