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  • Outfoxing a cunning killer – but it's taken 114 years

    Australian scientists are within sight of eradicating the red fox from Phillip Island, south-east of Melbourne, where...

    Society August 28, 2014
  • The mind of Michio Kaku

    What is a physicist doing weighing in on the mysteries of the mind? Tim Dean went to find out.

    Michio Kaku has an extraordinary mind.  It loves nothing better than occupying itself untangling the mathematics of s...

    Social Sciences July 21, 2014
  • Symbiosis: when living together is win-win

    Long-term interactions between two different biological organisms.

    There are many cases in nature where species team up to help each other, a behaviour known as symbiosis. Resources or...

    Social Sciences April 16, 2014
  • Vaccination: Doubters don't let facts get in the way

    Science-based messages urging parents to vaccinate their children fall on deaf ears, even as rare...

    Many parents dread taking their baby for the scheduled immunisation jabs. But for some parents, concerns about vaccin...

    Society March 17, 2014
  • The father of the Green Revolution

    Norman Borlaug's work on increasing food production averted a humanitarian disaster in Asia a...

    Norman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. A practical man, he told his students ‘you can’t eat research paper...

    Society February 17, 2014
  • Penis size does matter to women

    iStock WASHINGTON: The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of...

    Social Sciences April 8, 2013
  • Urine stream can reveal prostate issues

    The shape can help diagnose urinary problems.

    LONDON: The shape of a man’s urine stream can help diagnose urinary problems such as an enlarged prostate, show resul...

    Society October 24, 2012
  • Women attracted to men with healthy faces

    Men with a high immune system seen as more attractive.

    LONDON: Women are subconsciously attracted to men with a high immune system, a new study suggests. A paper published...

    Behaviour February 22, 2012
  • The origins of music

    Everyone knows the relationship between a mother and her child is a special one. But what can thi...

    iStockphoto Music is an important part of our lives. We connect and interact with it daily and use it as a ...

    Society March 3, 2011
  • Top 10 ancient Arabic scientists

    The Arabic Golden Age of science and technology advances.

    When asked about history’s most influential scientists, many people talk of Einstein, Darwin, Galileo or Newton. But...

    Society January 6, 2011
  • Women dream about sex as much as men

    New research shows much more equality than previously thought.

    Men may spend infinitely more of their waking time thinking about sex than women, but both genders dream about the su...

    Society July 3, 2007
  • What gladiators were really like

    What evidence from an ancient mass grave is telling us.

    The discovery of the first confirmed collection of gladiator remains has allowed scientists to apply forensic analysi...

    Society June 7, 2007
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