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Humans are still evolving but in ways that might surprise you

Humans are still evolving but in ways that might surprise you

It’s often said that through our innovations in science, agriculture and medicine humans have become masters of our biological destiny. That we’ve seized control of our evolution, eliminating most of the…

Children learn empathy growing up, but can we train adults to have more of it?

Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?

Buenos Aires: A tale of two cities - BuenosAiresHerald.com

Buenos Aires: A tale of two cities

New Cell study finds that the dietary addition of a single species of gut bacteria reverses autism-related social behavior in mice

Artificial cells pass a chemical Turing test by communicating with real cells.

Bayes' Theorem—the maths tool we probably use every day, but what is it?

Bayes' Theorem: the maths tool we probably use every day, but what is it?

Comic explainer: how memory works

Comic explainer: how memory works

The Florey Institute's Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how the different aspects of memory work and why attention is the most important element of improving your memory in this long-form comic explainer.

As New York Fights Zika Virus, Officials Turn Their Focus to Sex - The New York Times

As New York Fights Zika Virus, Officials Turn Their Focus to Sex

Health officials are concerned that the threat of sexual transmission of the virus remains little understood, underpublicized and underestimated.

Research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections.   The study also says the test could be performed using equipment already owned by most hospitals. Bacteria have been gradually evolving to become...

Researchers Rewrite Genome Of E. Coli, Improve Its Ability To Resist Viruses - Science News - redOrbit

Hidden housemates: book-loving silverfish

Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.

The Australian man believed to be the worst child sex offender ever caught in Bali may have avoided the death penalty but he will die in prison, the pedophile hunter who tracked him down claims.

Indonesia's decision to allow forced chemical castration as punishment for those who sexually abuse children is controversial.

Why I use emoji in research and teaching

Why I use emoji in research and teaching

Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.

Bitter pill: The truth about antibiotics - Express.co.uk

Bitter pill: The truth about antibiotics

It's spoken by up to 20,000 people, but most Australians have never heard of Kriol. The creole of North Australia has evolved into a distinct language – but is it helping or killing Indigenous dialects?

It's spoken by up to people, but most Australians have never heard of Kriol. The creole of North Australia has evolved into a distinct language – but is it helping or killing Indigenous dialects?

Union membership continues to fall, particularly within industries that traditionally claim a strong union heritage.

Three charts on: the changing face of Australian union members

Cats have a bad reputation as wildlife killers (deservedly so). But dogs aren't off the hook:  new research shows domestic dogs have contributed to the extinction of at least 11 species.

Cats have a bad reputation as wildlife killers (deservedly so). But dogs aren& off the hook: new research shows domestic dogs have contributed to the extinction of at least 11 species.

Opera, sexual violence, and the art of telling terrible tales

Are opera directors at risk of miscomprehending the medium?

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