Science Update

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.

Wreck-hunters find sunken hospital ship

After more than 65 years on the seafloor, the Centaur, a World War II Australian hospital ship, has been found nestled in the narrow channel of a canyon more than a kilometre below…

Charging elephants don’t run

Asian elephants can charge up to 20 km/h, a quick pace for animals of their size. But despite appearances, they don’t technically run, say scientists from Belgium, Italy and Thailand.

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