Do probiotics actually work? Let’s hear what the science says

There’s little evidence probiotics helps you medically.

About 73% of sunscreens don’t work as they claim or contain harmful ingredients

Many consumers can get burned.

Major study explored the biology of human intelligence and found 40 new genes that play a role

What shall we do with this information?

Physicists propose new, donut-shaped planetary body: the synestia

Homer Simpson would have been impressed. D’oh!

Women aren’t more expressive than men, contrary to the common stereotype

There are some gender differences but these are far more nuanced.

Teaching school children to sniff out bogus medical claims works

Education > fake news

Temporary swallowable gastric balloon helps obese lose 15kg on average in only 4 months without surgery

A huge innovation set to help a lot of people.

What tiny bite marks on fake plasticine caterpillars says about global predation patterns

A simple tool could radically change how biologists work from now on.

Terraforming Mars: what it is and why we’d do something this crazy

Two planets are better than one. Here’s everything you need to know about Mars terraformation.

How a mycologist is making ‘living’ bricks out of mushrooms that are stronger than concrete

Not just a pizza topping. Mushrooms could really become an important building material in the future.