It shouldn’t be just about happy endings
Human bias can skew our memory and our choices.
A human bias towards happy endings can skew our memory of an experience and the likelihood of choosing it again. T...
Lyrics don’t matter in a good lullaby
Study shows they work irrespective of the language.
Babies love lullabies and they aren’t fussy about what language we sing them in, a new study suggests. When resear...
Evolution arms us with an extra artery
Anatomical change could become the norm.
The human body continues to evolve in intriguing ways. New research in Australia has confirmed that more and more adu...
New insights into flu risk during pregnancy
Research suggests infection heightens immune response.
Researchers in Australia and Ireland may have discovered why influenza affects pregnant women so severely, sometimes ...
"Hidden" thoughts in visual part of brain
Thoughts may be hide in the visual part of the brain.
How much control do you have over your thoughts? What if you were specifically told not to think of something – like ...
Surprising insights into sleep’s purpose
Study raises questions about its role in early childhood.
Humans (and other animals) need sleep as much as they need water and oxygen, and considering we spend about a third o...
Assessing the risks of dying from COVID-19
Two studies put numbers around the British experience.
Two papers just published in the medical journal The BMJ provide new insights into the risk of dying from COVID-19. ...
Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain
But daytime napping might not work as well.
Sleep has critical roles in health and regeneration, and one of those is clearing the brain of metabolic waste, accor...
The secret to surviving night shift
Research shows that coffee naps are better.
A simple coffee and a quick catnap could be the cure for staying alert on the nightshift as new research from the Uni...
A body swap could mess with your mind
Study suggests it alters sense of self and even memory.
If you woke up in someone else’s body, would you feel like you or them? Swedish researchers recently explored just su...
On life and dreams
We process our waking hours while sleeping, study suggests.
Dreams can offer rich insights into the human psyche and have long been used to help people understand and deal with ...
Living at high altitude linked to stunting
Even children in ideal environments are affected.
Living at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in what are deemed t...