Science

Science, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Clocks
    Life

    Why does time seem to fly when we’re having fun? A new study explains

  • How to make a decision.
    Life

    Should you wait for “something better” to come along? Here’s the science behind it

  • millennial burnout symptoms cure
    Long Reads

    Suffering from burnout? Here’s why you should try the 42% rule

Latest Stories

Coronavirus, Explained
Life

Coronavirus, Explained: a snapshot of Netflix’s enlightening new show

The documentary unpicks the science behind the global pandemic.

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Anna Brech
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Netflix Space Force
Long Reads

The gripping true stories of the Apollo 11 Space Wives

“You think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home...”

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Marisa Bate
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April 2020 Supermoon over London
Life

Supermoon April 2020: How it brought the world together

Did you look for last night’s pink moon? Many of us turned our heads skyward for a quiet moment of peace and reflection, all connected under the same sky.

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Ally Sinyard
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Life

The scientific reason why helping others makes you feel so good

Looking to boost your mood and make a difference? You’ve come to the right place.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Heloise Wood
Published

Coffee actually does solve problems, so pour us another espresso

Is there anything it can't do?

Cooking with chocolate
Careers

“How I got my job designing chocolate bars”

Have you designed an M&M to taste like hot cross buns recently? Then you’re seriously missing out...

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Earth's wobble causes horoscopes to shift
Life

The Earth has shifted – and you now have a different star sign

Think you’re a Pisces? Think again.

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Kayleigh Dray
Published
Life

What does it really mean when we talk about Pisces season?

An explainer on this astrological concept.

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
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Raise a glass to the wine
Life

The cheap wine hack that could save you bundles of cash

Make your cheap red plonk taste like a premium vintage.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
A woman working as a scientist
Life

Female scientists don’t actually exist, according to the GCSE science curriculum

Women? In science? Never!

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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friendship group
Long Reads

Why is it so hard to maintain friendships as we get older?

Our social circles shrink at the age of 25. But why does this happen, and what can we do about it?

Posted by
Amber Bryce
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Susan Devaney
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Looking to make some new friends in 2020? This is how long it really takes

Want to make a new friend? Get ready to put in some serious work.

habit
Long Reads

This is the key to making good habits stick, according to science

It's all about that magic word: friction.

Posted by
Wendy Wood
Published
Life

Why we should all be walking during our lunch breaks, according to psychologists

How making the most of your lunch breaks can help improve your work life.

Posted by
Aiden Wynn
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Kirstie Jones Williams, polar microplastics researcher
Careers

Meet the woman researching polar microplastics in Antarctica

She's a scientist and an explorer all in one.

Posted by
Jonathan Thompson
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A woman being negative
Life

Can’t stop focusing on the negative? This is why

Our brains are hardwired to focus on the negative – but there’s a way we can change this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
anxiety
Life

How to stop negative news stories impacting your mental health

14 ways to stay calm when the world’s headlines trigger your anxiety.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Food

The alcoholic drinks that are most and least likely to give you a hangover

For New Year partying minus the excess pain and baggage.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Anna Brech
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Dogs can “talk” with their owners using their eyes, study finds

A simple gaze is more effective than whining or barking, according to new research.

Beauty

This is how much sleep deprivation is really affecting our health

Stylist's Alix Walker goes off to bed to find out how lack of sleep is affecting her life in real terms.

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Alix Walker
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