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...
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...
Wealth affects how we age in lots of ways
Study assesses impact across broad range of functions.
Social circumstances may have pervasive effects on core aging processes, new British research suggests. It found t...
How much colour do we really see?
Study suggests it’s only what’s right in front of us.
Colour awareness has long been a puzzle for researchers in neuroscience and psychology, who debate how much colour ob...
The changing face of cholesterol problems
Levels are dropping in the West but rising in Asia.
High blood cholesterol has increased in lower- and middle-income countries and declined in high-income countries sinc...
Far enough for you?
Study assesses social distancing and face masks.
Over the past six months, most of us have had to come to terms with a world previously known only to those living or ...
Narrowing down the time of death
New model could vastly improve forensic predictions.
Estimating someone’s time of death can be a complicated and vague affair, with important ramifications – especially i...