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The shape of a urine stream could help diagnose problems such as an enlarged prostate.
Saturn's moon may hold life in its icy oceans.
More evidence that the fortunes of history turn around geographical axes.
The ‘brain freeze’ exists to protect your brain from actually freezing.
Why certain sounds can trigger discomfort, anxiety and rage.
Women are subconsciously attracted to men with a high immune system, a new study suggests.
New evidence on how bird wings evolved from the dinosaur hand.
Social rejection and actual physical pain ‘hurt’ in the same way, scientists report.
Human brains have shrunk over the past 30,000 years, but it is not a sign of decreasing intelligence.
People who become euphoric over music unleash the brain chemical dopamine.
A count down of the top 10 most influential scientists from the Arabic Golden Age who made advances in science and technology while Europe was in a cultural decline during the Dark Ages.
Does money make you happy? It does... and it also doesn't.
Antarctic octopuses contain venom that is active in sub-zero climates, at temperatures which would render most other venoms useless, Australian scientists have discovered.
Are parallel realities exerting a strange force on our own, causing galaxy clusters to stream across space towards the edge of the known universe?
The world's biggest single flower has evolved to attract insects by mimicking rotting meat.
Men who want to become fathers should have sex or ejaculate daily in order to maximise sperm quality, scientists report.
All molecules are not created equal. Some have saved billions of lives, wreaked environmental havoc or made the world a more colourful place. Here's a selection of those that have changed the course of human history.
Happiness is infectious and can "ripple" through some social groups.
The world is becoming a significantly happier place.
Fresh insights into a perplexing human capacity: morality.
A perspective on how our genes and the environment contribute to our behaviour.
Experts have succeeded in training people to block memories at will.
Could dinosaurs have evolved intelligence?
Both genders dream about sex equally, but fantasies tend to differ, says a new study.
The top 10 lab-tested tips to give you the edge in the dating game.
Aboriginal Australians descend from the same lineage as the first modern humans to migrate from Africa, DNA analysis has confirmed.
Eye colour is controlled by many genes, according to a new Australian study that challenges the textbook example of blue eye colour as a simple 'recessive trait'.
Caffeine may help reduce the post-workout soreness.
A boy naturally immune to pain holds the key to smarter anaesthetics.
A 2,100-year-old clockwork machine whose remains were retrieved from a shipwreck more than a century ago has turned out to be the celestial super-computer of the ancient world.