Category: Science

Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys — a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques — are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new...

What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24...

Cold-war lessons for European science

EDITORIAL 08 November 2019 The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago united Europe’s scientists. But continuing fractures in East–West collaboration must be healed. Celebrations of Germany’s reunification, which would lead to the...

Cold-war lessons for European science

EDITORIAL 08 November 2019 The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago united Europe’s scientists. But continuing fractures in East–West collaboration must be healed. Celebrations of Germany’s reunification, which would lead to the...

Using AI to predict where and when lightning will strike

Using AI to predict where and when lightning will strike

Lightning is one of the most unpredictable phenomena in nature. It regularly kills people and animals and sets fire to homes and forests. It keeps aircraft grounded and damages power lines, wind turbines and...

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing? Giant batteries designed for the electrical grid — called flow...