Most people, when challenged to define ‘life’, start listing what living things do: reproduce, metabolise, evolve etc. The most extraordinary and unique feature is easily overlooked, though obvious.
Language bends and buckles under pressure of climate change. Take the adjective ‘glacial’. I recently came across an old draft of my Ph.D. dissertation...
“Jedek,” spoken in a community within an already-studied “Jahai” language area, is a newly-discovered language in the Malay Peninsula.
Science advocates endorse its distance from politics, to distinguish scientific practices from ‘post-truth’ methods. A historical study of fisheries science asks, “can science ever be far from politics, and should it?”
Finger pointing, blame and scapegoating is not the answer. Looking forward and understanding the risks is the right way.
Cats already dominate the Internet, but some fear they are plotting to dominate the World. If you want to be ready when the day comes, learn some secrets about their past.
An account of all the new and interesting finds in Hominin fossil research.
Machine learning techniques already outperform human volunteers in several conservational activities, speeding-up environmental-protection efforts and maximizing the resources available.
On this day, 32 years ago, the Vienna Convention was signed. It was the first step of a successful strategy to prevent ozone depletion.
Did the Vikings have music? The Germanic Scandinavians of the Viking Age (c. 793-1066), often called “Vikings” for the part of their population that went...