It’s happened to all of us – you walk past someone and you can hear every beat, riff and wail coming from their headphones. If you’ve ever wondered whether this could be damaging their hearing, the answer is yes. In the past, noise-induced hearing loss typically affected industrial workers, because they experienced prolonged exposure to … More
In tough economic times and with funding for scientific research as competitive as ever, how can we be sure that we are funding the projects that will benefit society the most? More
What happens when you want to conduct an experiment but don’t have the resources?
The threat of an asteroid hitting the Earth and destroying all human life is a constant worry for astronomers, Armageddon hypothesisers and those with a nervous disposition; however their concerns are not completely unfounded (remember the dinosaurs?).
Evidence has shown that only humans and great apes have self-recognition – the ability to recognise themselves in a mirror – a cognitive facility that has so far eluded the common monkey.
Do you think you have a favourite ear? Recent research has shown that most people prefer to listen with their right ear when forced to choose between the two.
We usually associate tears with sadness and misery, however new research has revealed that they may actually have an additional meaning.