A new paper from researchers at the University of Bristol has found that there are clear trends in how grumpy people are on Twitter at different times of the day, and it changes by season.
A recent scientific trial has led to acrimonious debates over chronic fatigue syndrome, aka ME, and boosted interest in a secretive therapy that some call a “cult” and others call a “miracle”. BuzzFeed News investigates.
We found some! We had to look hard, but we found some.
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Ofcom has launched an investigation into the Today programme after it allowed Lord Lawson to make inaccurate comments about climate change. Four BBC science presenters told us how they think the corporation should cover climate controversies.
Including two gas giants, the northern lights, and a baby squid off the coast of Scotland.
A professor at a British university has made controversial claims that aluminium in our environment is linked to autistic spectrum disorders – which other scientists have strenuously denied.
Michael Gove has just announced that a family of beavers will be reintroduced into an enclosed part of the Forest of Dean. Experiences elsewhere in Britain suggest this is a really good idea.
There was hope that emissions had peaked, after growth slowed and reversed over the last few years, but new figures suggest there has been a spike.
Seriously, why does this need saying out loud?
TL;DR: Young people are more sensible than they used to be.
But we may have started saying "dove" instead of "dived" because of the rise of the car, so there's that.
An article in the journal Child Development that was reported on by national media could "cause serious harm", according to a recent paper.
The NUS Says A Plan To Enforce Free Speech At Universities Is "Ill-Thought-Through And Unenforceable"
The National Union of Students says the minister for universities and science's comments on "no-platforming" are part of a "culture war" on students.
“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true: It's called Life.” – Terry Pratchett
Not yet, anyway.
Bloody scientists, coming over here, winning Nobel Prizes.
"A picture is a key to understanding," says the award announcement.
Despite the headlines warning of an “explosion” in students taking drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, their prevalence – and their risks – remains a scientific black spot.
The Work Of These Three Scientists Led To The Discovery Of Gravitational Waves, And Now They Have A Nobel For It
The ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves were detected for the first time in September 2015, and the discovery was announced early last year.