Science Update
Thomas Higham, University of Oxford

Two human species shared the same cave

The two human species to which we are most closely related lived close to each other for thousands of years. This has been established by archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in NSW,…

Strawberries can save your stomach from alcohol

The compounds in strawberries may be the answer to stomach ulcers.

Geeky you, hipster me

The web browser you choose defines your personality. Are you a hipster, a geek or a conservative? Keep on reading to find out.

A cannibal among us

The Milky Way might have swallowed a galaxy as part of its formation.

City living stresses you out

City living increases the risk of mental health problems.

No more fear of walking

Virtual reality could help Parkinson’s patients.

New treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Insulin, the hormone that keeps the level of sugar in the bloodstream within normal range, could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

New fossil discovered in China

Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Leicester, in the UK, and from Yunnan University, China, discovered a well-preserved fossil that provides new information on primitive sea creatures and their evolution.

And the winner is…

The Abel Prize has been awarded to the famous American mathematician John Milnor (b. 1931).

Runaway star’s origin discovered

A blue star hurtling through the outer reaches of our galaxy originated in the centre of the Milky Way 100 million years ago.

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