Neuroscience; Psychology

‘Brain Training’ App Found to Improve Memory in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of... Read more


Brains or Beauty? People Perceive Attractive Scientists As More Interesting but Less Able, Studies Show

If you think of good science communicators, it’s likely that the names Brian Cox, Alice Roberts or Neil deGrasse Tyson may... Read more


How Epigenetics May Help Us Slow Down the Aging Clock

Why do we age when we get older? Epigenetics may hold the answer – but could it one... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Elephants’ ‘Body Awareness’ Adds to Increasing Evidence of Their Intelligence

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of... Read more

Social Sciences

Living in a Poor Area Increases the Risk of Anxiety in Women, but Not in Men

Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as women living... Read more

Food Science & Nutrition

Of Cabbages and Cows Increasing Agricultural Yields in Africa

Africa’s food requirements, along with its population, are growing fast. Three research programmes ask how a better understanding of viruses,... Read more

Life Sciences

Call of Duty: Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone

Working in a lab as a basic scientist can often seem far removed from the real world. A... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Cooperation Helps Mammals Survive in Tough Environments

New research suggests that cooperative breeding makes mammal species such as meerkats better suited to dry, harsh climates.... Read more

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