It is a laughing matter
Laughter’s seen as one of those things that makes us human, but behavioural scientists are identifying species around the world who share the habit of hilarity. Jamie Seidel finds out why it’s important from an evolutionary standpoint and its implications for the field of biology.
Fungi farmer beetles weed out non-preferred crops
Nature might have something to help farmers battling with weeds.
Big study shows that lowering blood pressure lowers risk of dementia
Taking the tablets reduces your risk of being diagnosed with dementia.
Dinosaur dentures: as rare as sauropod teeth
Fossil dinosaur teeth found in Queensland are putting the smile back on the sauropod
Is La Niña still happening?
And are we locked in for more wet weather?
Pasta-shaped soft robot that is self-powered and escapes mazes
It’s twisted…but it doesn’t have a mind.
Ancient DNA reveals how early African foragers lived, travelled and created
Genetic analysis links long distance connections with leaps in art and innovation.
Why do we like binge-watching shows?
Certain personality traits may make you more prone to problematic binge-watching.
Incredibly rare botanical event captured in amber
These entombed ancient sprouts pose intriguing questions for biologists.
Hunt for ancient Mesoamerican civilisations yields 478 new sites
Huge remote-sensing project creates a map of Olmec and Mayan structures.