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14 November 2014

The environment people live in can predict their religious beliefs, says biggest global study of its kind.

07 November 2014

Fossil pregnant horse with placenta and unborn foal unearthed by researchers.

06 November 2014

Healthy, intelligent or both for your CEO or leader? Researchers in Amsterdam have found out the answer...

02 October 2014

A brain area formerly relegated to controlling only a few functions might underpin the evolution of human intelligence...

04 September 2014

Up to a quarter of the world's existing languages are facing the threat of extinction, says UK scientists.

01 August 2014

People are quick to judge, as researchers identify facial features that people associate with personality traits in a...

18 July 2014

Dental plaque found on ancient skeletons has provided clues to our eating habits at the dawn of agriculture.

18 July 2014

Your genetic make-up determines who you make friends with, new research has revealed.

12 June 2014

This week a computer reportedly passed the ‘Turing test’. But what does this actually mean for artificial intelligence?

22 May 2014

This week, a farm worker in Argentina stumbled upon a bone belonging to the largest dinosaur to have ever walked the...

30 January 2014

DNA from modern humans and Neanderthals reveals ancient interbreeding of the two species...

12 January 2014

Fossilised remains have revealed that ancient marine-dwelling dinosaurs and turtles used the pigment melanin for...

10 December 2013

Scientists have used new techniques to extract and analyse DNA from the oldest bones of human ancestors, dating from...

04 December 2013

DNA from humans ancestors alive 400,000 years ago have had their mitochondrial DNA sequenced.

10 November 2013

Chimps use similar conceptual metaphors to the human "top of the tree" or "bottom of the pile" to...

07 November 2013

Australian archaeologists have found part of a fossil from an ancient platypus that was a metre long.

20 October 2013

Blood from the last meal consumed by a mosquito 46 million years ago has been identified inside a fossilised mosquito...

10 October 2013

Awarded annually for Chemistry, Physics and Medicine, what are the Nobel Prizes?

26 September 2013

A mummified body known as the Cashel man was recently found to be the oldest so called ‘bog body’ with intact skin...

15 August 2013

New research suggests that the soil around ancient human remains has much to tell us about how those people died.

04 July 2013

The first example of humans using flowers to mourn has been uncovered by Israeli archaeologists...

27 June 2013

Did homeowners with a poor command of maths cause the global financial crisis, US researchers are wondering...?

06 June 2013

Parents are subconsciously selecting names that linguistically portray bigger and stronger for boys, and more petite...

23 May 2013

Why penguins have lost the power of flight have been revealed by new research on other aquatic birds...