• Evolution of an icon

    The illustration depicting human evolution.

    When the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale unveiled one of the largest murals in the world, shortly after Wor...

    Society March 23, 2015
  • Reaction to music is the same worldwide

    Despite culture, people around the globe react the same way.

    People react the same way to the same piece of music, no matter what their cultural background, according to research...

    Society March 19, 2015
  • Saving the bees is not simple

    Not as simple as banning pesticides.

    Pesticides can kill bees, of course, but they are not the sole reason for the collapse of colonies across the world, ...

    Society March 19, 2015
  • Men do navigate better than women

    The question is, why?

    Expresso Science grasps the nettle, pointing to a meta analysis of the data. Put simply, spatial awareness is the ab...

    Society March 16, 2015
  • Australian government retracts threat

    Refusing to fund research to force changes.

    The Australian government, which had been using the threat of refusing to fund vital scientific research infrastructu...

    Society March 16, 2015
  • From the vault: Crime scene investigators

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

    Light up your pipes and pull out your magnifying glasses – this week, Cosmos found evidence of some of its most curio...

    Society March 9, 2015
  • Science agency chairman falls victim

    Research at risk to pursue a short-term political agenda.

    As Australian scientists warn that the government is putting the future of the country's research at risk to pursue a...

    Society March 5, 2015
  • L’Oréal Women in Science

    Applications for the 2015 Women in Science Fellowships open.

    Applications are open for four $25,000, one-year fellowships for early-career women scientists in the 2015 L’Oréal-UN...

    Society March 5, 2015
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson wins academy's top honour

    In recognition of exciting the wonders of science to the public.

    The US National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2015 Public Welfare Medal to astrophysicist, cosmologist, autho...

    Society February 27, 2015
  • The Moon gives away where the Simpsons live

    Uncovered secret about the Simpsons.

    Eagle-eyed astronomer and author of Slate's Bad Astronomy blog Phil Plait believes he has uncovered a secret about th...

    Society February 23, 2015
  • Are modern and ancient cities so different?

    Similar despite different appearance and governance.

    The skyscraper-filled, overpopulated, electricity-guzzling cities of our modern era, while noticeably different in ap...

    Society February 22, 2015
  • Too many science PhDs or too few jobs?

    Supply of science PhD graduates far outstrips available positions.

    A study by MIT researchers makes bleak reading for young scientists – at least if they want a job in a university. It...

    Society February 19, 2015
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