Behaviour

  • Are theists more moral than atheists?

    Is morality just for believers? Probably not.

    A team of researchers led by Tomas Ståhl of the University of Illinois, USA, found that both atheist and theist moral...

    Behaviour February 25, 2021
  • The case for modest management

    Seems it’s best if bosses avoid the knuckle-dragging, silverback stuff.

    Leaders, if you want the best out of your teams, slices of humble pie might be just what you need to be serving – you...

    Behaviour February 22, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Please wear a mask when taking selfies with gorillas Gorillas can catch SARS-CoV-2 from humans: in January, it spr...

    Medicine February 22, 2021
  • Good games

    Feeling sad? Play Animal Crossing to cheer up!

    Get your islands ready and prepare your plant army because, contrary to popular belief, video games really could brin...

    Behaviour February 17, 2021
  • Quick saviour?

    Ketamine shows signs of reducing the desire to suicide.

    Ketamine has a wild reputation. It’s used as party drug thanks to its hallucinogenic effect, but it’s also widely use...

    Body and Mind February 10, 2021
  • Mixed spice

    How come hotter countries tend to have tangier foods?

    The idea that cooks in hot countries adopted spices to help prevent food poisoning in sweltering conditions may sound...

    Behaviour February 5, 2021
  • Cosmos Q&A: vaccines, antivirals and why you should get a jab

    Australia’s COVID vaccination program has been announced and will soon begin. While most people welcome COVID vaccine...

    Medicine February 3, 2021
  • Boozy impact

    How alcohol makes it harder for some people to stop at one or two.

    Enjoying a couple of drinks or three can be a great way to unwind, oil the conversation and unleash the inner merryma...

    Body and Mind February 3, 2021
  • It has an effect, period

    Global study finds menstrual cycles are a key driver of women’s moods.

    A huge, multi-country analysis of menstrual cycles has revealed their strong influence on individual mood, behaviour ...

    Body and Mind February 2, 2021
  • Musicians’ networked brains

    Study finds neural benefits of early music training.

    Musicians have more brain connections than non-musicians, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuro...

    Behaviour January 27, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Big, BIG night sky map An international research collaboration has just released a map of more than 690 million ce...

    Astrophysics January 18, 2021
  • ASD and suicide risk

    Tailoring prevention for the neurodivergent.

    A nation-wide study of people aged 10 years and over diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Denmark has lin...

    Society January 14, 2021
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