Could your phone tell you've been drinking?
It may be as simple, and valuable, as watching you walk.
The best guide to whether you’ve had too much to drink may already be in your pocket. Medical researchers from Sta...
Coronavirus appears to thrive in dry air
Australian study adds weight to hypothesis.
By Michael Ward, University of Sydney We know some influenzas are seasonal, and the common cold is more common in ...
Practice may help you to really multitask
Scientists say they’ve found a missing part of the puzzle.
Many people like to think they can multitask, but they probably can’t – at least not effectively. As Cosmos has repor...
Why seeing fake faces isn’t, well, weird
Our brains are attuned to the basic patterns, study suggests.
If you think this roof is watching you, don’t be alarmed. The phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects is no...
Hedonism can be a good thing
Enjoying life’s pleasures linked to wellbeing.
Have you found yourself feeling guilty for indulging in short-term pleasures like eating chocolate or taking a lazy a...
More pieces to the parenting puzzle
What do children gain from games and music?
Here’s a double shot of information to guide, or maybe complicate, your parenting decisions. New studies suggest t...
Hair cell loss may explain hearing loss
Study suggests its preventable, not inevitable.
It seems your parents were right. Too much loud music isn’t good for you. US scientists say they have shown that a...
Changing how we view eye conditions
Virtual reality may be used to treat eye conditions.
Growing up we were always told too much TV would make our eyes go square. But fast forward a few years and researcher...
Is COVID-19 spread through the air?
Scientists say there’s mounting evidence it can be.
By Hassan Vally, La Trobe University As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, one question...
Hard to imagine: some people’s minds are blind
Trouble visualising also affects memories and dreams.
When most people imagine walking on a beach at sunset, their mind will likely conjure up a picture such as this. For ...
The man who can’t see numbers
His brain can, but to him it’s like spaghetti.
Thanks to the late Oliver Sacks, we’ve heard astonishing tales of the brain’s idiosyncratic digressions when things g...
Why some people find it easier to lose weight
Study highlights our uniquely individual responses.
Ever wondered why some people can eat to their heart’s content while others agonise over every calorie and still stru...