Better understanding how insects move in space and time could provide useful clues for industrial innovation.
That is according to scientists at
Unlike humans, octopuses don’t have a constant awareness of their arms’ locations. Their walnut-sized brain simply cannot keep track of what their
The discovery of a 12,000-year-old skeleton has helped clear up a problem that has long puzzled scientists – the origins of the first
Opinion – Sarah Charley, Fermilab/CERN science writer
Some of the greatest Explorers of our time spend their lives focused around a giant underground
In the Florida Keys in the US researchers are looking for comb jellies. They call them ‘aliens of the sea’ and they are remarkable for being able to
The old saying ‘get your thinking cap on’ may not be too far off the mark. Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have found
Scientists think they have found a habitable Earth-sized planet – opening up the possibility of finding alien life.
Astronomer Thomas Barclay, from
Schizophrenia is a neuro-psychiatric disorder that affects about one percent of the global population.
To date, the diagnosis of mental illnesses
Let’s face it. It’s easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish – vertebrates just like people – have a face. But it
We cross the bridge between arts and science in this edition of Learning World, as we explore the benefits of taking a creative approach to teaching
It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal.
According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from these
A new era in biology may be beginning soon, as scientists have found a way to create embryonic-type stem cells without actual embryos but by
Most parents believe that a baby’s cry is a distress call alerting them to a problem. But according to a new study conducted by Japanese researchers
After experiencing the chillingly harsh realities of Arctic life with the Polar Vortex, Americans are in for a brush with a more benevolent freak of
Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, this year’s Nobel prize for physics – as expected – went to the two men who first came up with the theory
How can we see the invisible?
In highly unusual places, an army of small portable devices is already detecting what can’t be seen by the naked