Life

Articles about human life, archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology, philosophy and history of science...

25 August 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything it's that most of us are terrible at judging risks...

17 August 2021

Over 180 million people have been infected more than 10 million people have died from Covid-19...

19 July 2021

Is the COVID-19 chapter ever going to be over?

17 June 2021

Are you a budding broadcaster doing a physical sciences PhD with a desire to communicate more powerfully?

30 May 2021

Why ignoring the physical consequences of mental ill-health is a risk...

19 April 2021

Getting enough sleep is vital for health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to do...

15 April 2021

Face masks have their place, but what's really needed right now is a breath of fresh air and a dose of common...

08 April 2021

Are the genes that helped us triumph historically now sowing the seeds of our metabolic undoing in the time of Covid-19?

17 February 2021

Creating digital dancing recordings to preserve traditional Greek dance cultures

03 January 2021

The role of science communication in the COVID-19 pandemic...

28 December 2020

Just when I thought I was getting on top of the rules, with a Covid-compatible Christmas gift-wrapped and ready to go,...

05 December 2020

A third of the human brain is devoted solely to making sense of what we see, so it's not surprising that graphs...

24 October 2020

The behaviour dubbed 'phubbing' is eroding relationships and basic fundamental needs. Here's how...

25 September 2020

Europe needs investment on a ‘wartime footing’

17 September 2020

The pandemic has shone a light on the structural inequality in food distribution and production

05 June 2020

Cheaper, lighter, and more energy-dense: the future of batteries?

03 June 2020

On the deck of the Bliss, beyond the reach of cellphone coverage, I sailed into my life before the Internet...

22 May 2020

How does an electric vehicle battery actually work?

12 May 2020

The NHS contact tracing app has arrived, and is causing controversy...

02 April 2020

Megan McGregor's internship with The Naked Scientists

19 February 2020

I study polymers, and how they work...

13 January 2020

You don’t need to be naked, but the science does…

08 January 2020

Avalanches are deadly dangerous, but there are ways to avoid them...

23 December 2019

You are free to choose what you eat, but you are not free of the consequences