Life

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

06 December 2018

People tend to favour relatives over non-relatives. But is this a product of culture or a part of human nature?

27 November 2018

A brief(ish) summary of my internship with the Naked Scientists...

11 November 2018

How drones and AI are helping to track endangered species and threatened marine habitats...

30 October 2018

We count down the top five creepiest pieces of research from the white coats.

16 October 2018

The story of how shipwrecked sailors joined local clans and communities in Southern Africa...

17 September 2018

What would it be like if the Naked Scientists visited your school?

11 September 2018

Marika Ottman is an Aerospace Engineering student at Virginia Tech, in the United States. She completed a summer...

23 August 2018

Newly-discovered genes that helped supersize human brains along with DNA retrieved from extinct humans, which can still...

14 August 2018

Have you ever wondered how The Naked Scientists make science so accessible and interesting? The Naked Scientists’...

10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

22 May 2018

We've been unpicking the genomes of T. rex's descendents to find out...

23 April 2018

Ever wanted to know what that The Naked Scientists get up to when they go on tour?

08 March 2018

The acoustic qualities of a rock shelter may have been a key factor in its selection as a site for rock art and...

05 March 2018

How dinosaurs turned into modern-day birds...

22 January 2018

Why almost 90% of humans are right handed is a mystery. The hypothesis presented here is that having your heart on the...

18 January 2018

Why did 76% of species become extinct 65 million years ago...?

13 January 2018

Significant palaeoenvironmental changes that occurred during the Quaternary, the most recent geological period, could...

09 December 2017

In the spring of 2015 my mother-in-law was dying of breast cancer. She had exhausted the usual routes of therapy...

30 November 2017

What do the UK-based editor of a leading technology magazine and a self-taught coder from a low-income neighbourhood in...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

02 November 2017

Mummified bodies from Egypt and the Canary Islands are having their digestive tracts tested and compared to living...

04 September 2017

How reptiles turned into mammals...

26 April 2017

In the era of fake news, what challenges do science communicators have to overcome?

09 April 2017

In the 1940s and 1950s, more than 40,000 “lobotomies” were performed in the USA alone. Doctors essentially removed the...