Where science meets storytelling. Feed your curiosity, every Friday.
Screen time, survival, and the need for human connection.
The legend of King Arthur has various versions. Here’s the story behind one of them.
On the Origin of Stories by means of Cultural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Tales in the Struggle for Retelling.
Why do we recognize the moral ambiguity of some environmentally harmful adventures more than others?
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The precursor to today’s sweets were actually plants. And the originals could soon be back to cure you.
These mystacial appendages are more important than they seem.
Most people don’t know how microchips work. We don’t know how the pyramids were made, either.
What if we could see music and taste textures? That’s exactly what synesthetes can do.
Is it an innate response, or something we learn through culture? Or, perhaps a bit of both?
Why does most airline food taste bad? And what doesn’t?
What comes in between work and play?
If you could, would you design your next baby with enhanced intellectual, sporting and artistic abilities?
Science offers the privilege of following evidence, not prejudice.
From weather control to ways of living: can the architecture of a place affect the way we behave?
Of course we love the Internet. Our DNA made it so.
It has been a rollercoaster of a journey, and we have had many ups and downs along the way.
A gift of three lions, a polar bear in the Thames: the wild origins of the London Zoo.
The journey of an animal from near extinction to rehabilitaton.
Why do we love baking so much, and how is it able to calm our racing minds?
What will aliens think of the messages we leave for them?
How does an electric guitar produce sound?
Using flint to unearth the history of our planet’s magnetic field.
Why we buy more stuff than we need, and how to stop.
Should we resurrect the woolly mammoth?
The neural circuitry of fight and flight.