Life

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

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...

29 November 2016

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09 June 2016

What do two separate fields of science say regarding the existence of free will?

01 June 2016

How the Nazis were stopped from obtaining "heavy water", an ingredient key in making an atomic bomb.

04 May 2016

An opinion piece on the scientific arguments being put forward for 'Brexit'.

24 September 2015

Follow Rosie's time with the Naked Scientists in this weekly diary

17 April 2015

Death is a terrifying thought to many people: Is the best solution just to become immortal?

21 January 2012

Academic pursuit in the search for greater knowledge has always had an uneasy relationship with business. Should...

14 November 2011

Everyone can contribute to the work of scientists. Harriet Dickinson explains how you can get involved, and why Science...

28 November 2010

Of all the slang names for the British, none is more iconic than 'Limey'. While the the term provokes...

10 October 2010

The tale of antiquity's greatest mathematician, Archimedes, leaping from his bath and bustling naked through the...

15 December 2009

It is the stuff of nightmares - a society so wound up in the legal system that no-one is allowed to tell you the truth...

01 October 2009

Noam Chomsky, a rookie professor at MIT, published a ground-breaking book called Syntactic Structures, which set out a...

15 June 2009

Sure, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and has received a number of other honours, but has Sir Tim Berners-Lee yet...

04 April 2009

What can microfossils tell us about past climate? Christopher Stanton resumes his story...