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These Scientists Think Twitter Can Be A Misery Hole Because Of People's Circadian Rhythms

A new paper from researchers at the University of Bristol has found that there are clear trends in how grumpy people are on Twitter at different times of the day, and it changes by season.

Patrick Smith • One year ago

Inside The Controversial Therapy For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome That Some Patients Call A “Cult”

A recent scientific trial has led to acrimonious debates over chronic fatigue syndrome, aka ME, and boosted interest in a secretive therapy that some call a “cult” and others call a “miracle”. BuzzFeed News investigates.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

13 Things That Happened In 2017 That Will Actually Cheer You Up

We found some! We had to look hard, but we found some.

Tom Chivers • One year ago
Tom Chivers • One year ago

Here's How The BBC's Science Presenters Think It Should Cover Climate Controversies

Ofcom has launched an investigation into the Today programme after it allowed Lord Lawson to make inaccurate comments about climate change. Four BBC science presenters told us how they think the corporation should cover climate controversies.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

22 Of The Most Extraordinary Science Photos Of 2017

Including two gas giants, the northern lights, and a baby squid off the coast of Scotland.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

These Scientists Say A British Professor's Claim That Aluminium Is Linked To Autism Is "Absurd"

A professor at a British university has made controversial claims that aluminium in our environment is linked to autistic spectrum disorders – which other scientists have strenuously denied.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

This Is Why Beavers Being Reintroduced In Britain Is A Good And Important Thing

Michael Gove has just announced that a family of beavers will be reintroduced into an enclosed part of the Forest of Dean. Experiences elsewhere in Britain suggest this is a really good idea.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

2017 Will Have The Highest-Ever Level Of Carbon Emissions, Scientists Predict

There was hope that emissions had peaked, after growth slowed and reversed over the last few years, but new figures suggest there has been a spike.

Tom Chivers • One year ago
Tom Chivers • One year ago
Tom Chivers • One year ago

The Evolution Of Language Involves A Lot Of Random Shit, Says This Study

But we may have started saying "dove" instead of "dived" because of the rise of the car, so there's that.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

A Paper Claiming Wi-Fi Is Linked To Autism Has Been Accused Of Pseudoscience

An article in the journal Child Development that was reported on by national media could "cause serious harm", according to a recent paper.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

The NUS Says A Plan To Enforce Free Speech At Universities Is "Ill-Thought-Through And Unenforceable"

The National Union of Students says the minister for universities and science's comments on "no-platforming" are part of a "culture war" on students.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

The Mail Online Has Apparently Discovered Shocking Evidence Of Life Before Death

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true: It's called Life.” – Terry Pratchett

Tom Chivers • One year ago
Tom Chivers • One year ago

The Nobel Prizes Reveal Britain's Scientific "Brain Gain"

Bloody scientists, coming over here, winning Nobel Prizes.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

Three Scientists Have Won The Nobel Prize In Chemistry For A Method Of Imaging Molecules Of Life

"A picture is a key to understanding," says the award announcement.

Kelly Oakes • One year ago

We Know Almost Nothing About How “Study Drugs” Are Used By Students

Despite the headlines warning of an “explosion” in students taking drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, their prevalence – and their risks – remains a scientific black spot.

Tom Chivers • One year ago

The Work Of These Three Scientists Led To The Discovery Of Gravitational Waves, And Now They Have A Nobel For It

The ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves were detected for the first time in September 2015, and the discovery was announced early last year.

Kelly Oakes • One year ago