• Book: The Amazons

    Science has proven that the ancient warrior women existed.

    If there’s one fascinating constant throughout history, it’s the interplay between gender roles in society. The debat...

    Society May 18, 2015
  • Blame agriculture for sexual inequality?

    Prehistoric societies may have had equality between the sexes.

    Prehistoric human societies were probably egalitarian places with equality between the sexes, a position that only ch...

    Society May 18, 2015
  • Gas gamble to solve energy crisis

    Rwanda pins hopes on gamble to solve crisis.

    Energy-starved Rwanda in central Africa is looking to put to use the 60 billion cubic meters of methane and 300 billi...

    Society May 18, 2015
  • A rough guide to identifying bad science

    Useful site run by UK chemistry teacher Andy Brunning.

    A useful primer from Compound Interest, a useful site run by UK chemistry teacher Andy Brunning. The site takes a cl...

    Society May 13, 2015
  • From the vault: a stroke of genius

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    As the saying goes, every great genius has a touch of madness. This week Cosmos  brings you some fascinating accounts...

    Society May 11, 2015
  • More sex doesn't mean more happiness

    Correlation between happiness and sexual frequency?

    While research has shown a positive correlation between happiness and sexual frequency it has not been clear that the...

    Society May 11, 2015
  • From the vault: It’s opposite day

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    Good and evil, north and south, nature and nurture – this week, Cosmos is drawing inspiration from the playground tra...

    Society May 4, 2015
  • Lab talk: Crack addicts hooked on their environment

    In the latest in our Lab Talk series, we ask Jee Hyun Kim to describe her research and why it mat...

    Around half of drug addicts relapse within a year of going “clean”. My research suggests we’d lower that figure if ou...

    Social Sciences May 4, 2015
  • Talk of the decline of the West may be overdone, say researchers

    Western country birth rates are now nearing replacement levels, a new paper by Oxford researchers argues.The publicat...

    Social Sciences April 29, 2015
  • Biometric security

    ‘Once your fingerprint is stolen it’s gone forever’.

    Biometric technology – the use of fingerprints, iris scans or voice recognition for user identification – is seen as ...

    Society April 24, 2015
  • Alan Turing's notebook sells for $1 million

    A scientific notebook compiled by computer science pioneer.

    A scientific notebook compiled by World War Two codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing has sold for $1....

    Society April 14, 2015
  • From the vault: Mind games

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles. We'd love to hear from you abo...

    This week, Cosmos shares a few stories on the mind that we've had -- quite appropriately -- on our minds.Maps hig...

    Social Sciences April 13, 2015
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