Put a toy chicken on your head to boost...

Telling a child that a toy chicken is a hat may actually help with...

Reports: Blood doping, PED use rampant in Olympic sports

Documents allegedly containing the leaked blood test data of thousands of athletes claims to...

Earliest evidence of reproduction in living organisms discovered

Rangeomorphs are a strange taxon of plant-like aquatic organisms that lived more than 560...

American hunters under fire again after Cecil’s killing

When we reported the death of Cecil, Africa’s celebrity lion, there were fears for...

Can economics help explain microbial life?

Adam Smith was a famous 18th century economist, not a biologist, but could his economic theories help solve longstanding mysteries about gut microbes? The...

bees

No shots necessary: How bees naturally vaccinate their young

Unlike humans, there aren’t any anti-vaxxers amongst the bee population, as the pollinating insects naturally immunize their offspring against...

hurricanes

The 5 craziest theories for stopping hurricanes

Attempting to control the weather through cloud seeding - using chemicals such as silver iodide or dry ice to...

A woman eating a red pepper.

How do we acquire tastes?

The saying goes that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take--but if it’s your first shot of...