Scientists discovered a galactic ghost — but there’s nothing paranormal about it

It’s a classic Halloween tale. A group of ghost hunters visit a grand old house that is rumoured to be haunted. But after thoroughly exploring, they l...

Study: Women and ethnic minorities in data science probably won’t get promoted over white men

Despite a significant growth in the number of women working in the tech industry, female representation has stalled over the last decade. Only 18 perc...

New physics research boldly indicates ‘warp drives’ may be possible

Humans are within years of sending the first crewed mission to Mars. And then what? Maybe another 100 years from now we’ll eventually have the resourc...

Why this Polish village hasn’t seen a boy born in 10 years

The tiny Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie has become the unlikely source of international media attention over the past fortnight as a result of w...

You’re still you when you’re drunk, science says

Many of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink the night before. And t...

Embodying taller avatars in VR can make us more confident in real life

The high immersive capacity of virtual reality is often acknowledged as its main virtue when compared to other media and communication technologies. I...

Criminologist: Trump acts like a criminal when denying climate change

While much of the world now recognizes the need for immediate action, there are still those who question the scientific consensus on climate change an...

Report: Jeffrey Epstein wants to freeze his head and penis, seed the world with his DNA

Former financier and alleged sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is an apparent transhumanist who hoped to seed the world with his DNA and have his head an...

Earth’s ocean was stagnant and stinking for a billion years — here’s why that’s exciting

Geologists have dubbed Earth’s middle age the “boring billion”. Occurring some 1,800 to 800 million years ago, it has long been considered a period wh...

Waterfall illusion: the science behind why still objects sometime appear to move

Humans are fascinated by visual illusions, which occur when there is a mismatch between the pattern of light that falls on the retina, and what we per...

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