Media mythbusting can grow false beliefs
Cognitive bias can overcome even the best of us.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, politicians, medical experts and epidemiologists have taught us about f...
Why Italians aren’t all the same
Genome study shows differences are longstanding.
Any Italian will tell you that the north and south are poles apart, and it appears those differences may have begun a...
Watch as a journalist’s mind is rewired
It’s been voted Best Film at SCINEMA 2020.
The world is confusing and unsettling, even more so now than ever before, and more of us than ever are finding it aff...
COVID-19 update: Africa, Italy and inequality.
Scientists explore the unfolding ramifications.
As the world continues to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, four papers just released in leading journals as...
Science helps ensure The Scream continues
Paint choice found to be a preservation problem.
Some heavy-duty science has been employed to try to better understand and preserve one of the world’s best-known work...
What do you know about art?
Psychologists tests idea that we intuitively recognise values.
It’s hard not to like a scientific paper that kicks off by quoting from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s seminal 1810 boo...
Mapping online distrust in health expertise
Researchers point to a worrying imbalance.
Facebook communities that distrust establishment health advice are more effective than government agencies and other ...
The healing power of data
The true legacy of Florence Nightingale
When you’re in a medical emergency, you don’t typically think of calling a statistician. However, the COVID-19 outbre...
What games can teach us during COVID-19
They might be more than just a boredom cure.
Most of us don’t take games too seriously. They are a way to unwind, or these days to maybe escape from the world of ...
COVID-19: the open data pandemic?
Scientists are sharing like never before.
As the world grapples with how to forecast and forestall the impact of COVID-19, researchers have stepped up, produci...
Study examines how venue-entrance bottlenecks affect us.
Remember that pre-lockdown feeling of funnelling down crowd-control corridors and through security-control gates to g...
Nature on a screen can improve your mood
If you can't go outside, do the next best thing.
Are you feeling anxious or irritated during the coronavirus lockdown? Do you constantly want to get up and move? Mayb...