Whether it’s choosing a Friday night restaurant or un-electing an orange president, reaching a group decision will always be an everyday struggle in the human social world. To weave consensus, […]
As you peer down through your mask at the reef below, the glorious colours and pigments you’ve seen in pictures and documentaries are tragically missing. Instead, you descend into a […]
As humans we tend to simplify our words to make life easier. This is a phenomenon that has existed for a long time and seems to become more common as we develop new ways of communicating. Researchers have found that baboons also simplify their language.
We love dinosaurs. But what did they actually look like? And how do we know? More and more, these questions aren’t just science’s business anymore. Art, film, and video games […]
One day, 50,000 years ago, a modern human and a Neanderthal met for the first time. They may not have been able to communicate effectively with one another, yet that […]
Climate change is having major impacts on our environment worldwide, one being that flowering plants are now blossoming later on in spring. This is bad news for pollinators as they need the pollen to feed their young after winter. Luckily, bumble bees seem to have found a way around this…
The benefits we gain from nature have been valued at $16-54 trillion per year – almost the size of the entire global economy (1). Unsurprisingly given the current climate crisis, […]
This year has seen a rise in content that discusses sexual consent, but despite continuing conversations and increased legislation, sexual coercion remains a problem. Why does it persist? And why does it exist in the first place?
Evidence suggests that some chimps have developed a drinking habit. Discover how great apes (including humans) have evolved alcohol tolerance.
Consciousness in plants is a topic that has been fiercely debated by scientists for centuries. It’s a central theme in the controversial subfield of plant science known as ‘plant neurobiology’. […]