Fans of horror films showed less psychological distress during Covid-19, finds study, suggesting that the information we obtain from an imagined situation may serve us in analogous situations in the real world
Filtration efficiency of a mask decreases with multiple use. How does a mask influence the airflow around the face? Study looks at flow speeds, tracks deposition of particles on folds, the nose, and the lungs.
Like the presumed Planet Nine in our Solar System, newly described exoplanet orbits its star from a great distance, at an extreme tilt, and influences the behaviour of various objects in its system. What have scientists learnt about its formation and behaviour, and how does it mirror Planet Nine?
Keeping all four windows open is best, but when that is not possible, two opened windows offer a degree of protection. New research looks at air flow patterns in various open-and-closed-window configurations.
For years, scientists have been looking with concern at the river’s potential for catastrophic flooding in the future, especially as the climate warms. It turns out that this potential has been underestimated so far — even without accounting for a warming climate.
A female teenager from 9,000 years ago has been identified as the oldest hunter burial found in the Americas. Overturning the notion that hunting was exclusively a male domain while women only gathered, an analysis of burial records indicates 30-50% hunters from a similar period were female.
Sean Connery, the first Bond in the official franchise from Eon Productions, has died at age 90. A look at what led to his selection for the role, and how he helped craft a definitive identity for the iconic character
After trends observed in studies in the US and UK, new research has found that body temperatures are declining also among a rural indigenous group in Bolivia. A look at the possible causes behind these declines across so many populations
Consonants release very large droplets — and B and P stand out as the biggest aerosol spreaders. At the same time, larger droplets fall to the ground earlier, and so have a shorter lifespan than smaller droplets. Is that a contradiction?
Are you a Concerned Protector of your cat, or a Freedom Defender, Tolerant Guardian, Conscientious Caretaker or Laissez-faire Landlord? It depends on how you view your cat's hunting behaviour, new research explains.
LIGO and Virgo detect signals from gravitational waves released in the merger. One of the two parent black holes was of an unusual “intermediate mass”, which challenges traditional scientific knowledge. What is generally understood, and what explains this unusual size?