• The energy compensation conundrum

    Oh, great: researchers find that human physiology works against us when we exercise to stay trim.

    Ever wonder why it seems so hard to exercise off those winter kilos, even as the weather warms and you become increas...

    Body and Mind October 8, 2021
  • 2021 Nobel Prize-winners announced

    Amid a complex and trying year for scientists of all stripes, this year’s Nobel Prize-winners hav...

    Chemistry The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has just been awarded for the development of a precise new molecule-bu...

    Culture October 7, 2021
  • Nobels start with a double triple

    Prizes for Physics and Physiology or Medicine shared.

    The start of Nobel Prize week in 2020 has been very much a shared experience. Last night, Australian time, the Roy...

    News October 7, 2020
  • Conversation

    What makes you a man or a woman

    Key genes active early in life transform embryo.

    There are many cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking...

    Behaviour September 21, 2018
  • Olfactory receptors are nothing to sniff at

    Proteins essential to smelling are found throughout the body – but their function remains mysteri...

    Proteins in the nose that bind to odorants, facilitating the sense of smell, are also found in many other parts of th...

    Biology July 15, 2018
  • Focus

    Science of Sexuality – we were born this way

    Our preferences are often hard-wired into our bodies.

    The science of human sexuality, as with anything to do with our intriguing and sometimes infuriating species, is comp...

    Biology November 10, 2017