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Do women sync up? No, but we can’t resist menstruation myths

1 hour 38 min ago
There seems to be no end to the studies asking how menstruation and ovulation changes a woman's behaviour, but most of the evidence for this is poor

The fish that have bellies full of mice – but we don’t know how

5 hours 38 min ago
Lesser salmon catfish from rivers of north Australia gobble down mice and possibly other small mammals. How they get to their land prey remains a mystery

Monster slugs are devouring defenceless baby birds in nests

August 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Nestlings are sitting ducks for giant slugs – some of them invasive ­– that have been recorded feeding on the chicks of several birds species

Failure of fake babies: Why it doesn’t pay to go with your gut

August 26, 2016 - 9:19am
Many schools give dolls that cry and need changing to teen girls to reduce pregnancy rates. It’s no surprise they seem to have the opposite effect, says Sally Adee

Proxima b’s star could be blasting away the planet’s atmosphere

August 26, 2016 - 8:00am
We’ve just found a potentially habitable exoplanet nearby, but monthly violent outbursts from the star Proxima Centauri could be bad news for life

Semen reshapes immune system to boost chances of pregnancy

August 26, 2016 - 7:46am
As well as fertilising the egg, semen seems to dampen a female's immune system, making it more likely that an embryo will survive

Italy to test earthquake predictor to reduce deaths and damage

August 26, 2016 - 5:53am
A national earthquake forecasting system combined with data on building vulnerability may help communicate risk of shocks happening – but uncertainties remain

Wildlife hero Chris Packham: anti-conservationists will not win

August 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Insults, name calling and character assassination are no match for conservation causes backed by solid evidence, says naturalist Chris Packham

Weather bombs could help us see deep inside Earth

August 25, 2016 - 11:00am
Faint seismic waves sent underground by severe storms can help us visualise areas deep inside Earth that we can’t otherwise see

Ghost galaxy is 99.99 per cent dark matter with almost no stars

August 25, 2016 - 10:00am
We've spotted a galaxy that weighs almost as much as the Milky Way yet has 1 per cent the number of stars, suggesting it’s chock-full of dark matter

Supersized molecules stretch a thousand times further than usual

August 25, 2016 - 9:18am
Colossal molecules have been created that are a full micrometre wide, and could find uses in quantum computing

Rewinding memories may help us recall where the good stuff is

August 25, 2016 - 9:00am
When a place contains a lot of chocolate, rats replay their memories of how they got there – both forwards and in reverse

Floating lab drills 1.5km below sea floor to study megaquakes

August 25, 2016 - 6:53am
A research vessel is drilling deep under the seabed to find the recipe for disaster - clues to what triggered the Boxing Day tsunami quake

Ultrasound brain zap wakes man from minimally conscious state

August 25, 2016 - 4:51am
After a jolt to his thalamus, a man who showed almost no awareness or movement began to communicate, fist-bump, and trying to walk again

Ultrasound brain zap wakes man from minimally conscious state

August 25, 2016 - 4:51am
After a jolt to his thalamus, a man who showed almost no awareness or movement began to communicate, fist-bump, and trying to walk again

Ultrasound brain zap wakes man from minimally conscious state

August 25, 2016 - 4:51am
After a jolt to his thalamus, a man who showed almost no awareness or movement began to communicate, fist-bump, and trying to walk again

Ultrasound brain zap wakes man from minimally conscious state

August 25, 2016 - 4:51am
After a jolt to his thalamus, a man who showed almost no awareness or movement began to communicate, fist-bump, and trying to walk again

Ultrasound brain zap wakes man from minimally conscious state

August 25, 2016 - 4:51am
After a jolt to his thalamus, a man who showed almost no awareness or movement began to communicate, fist-bump, and trying to walk again

Proxima b: 7 big questions about the new planet next door

August 25, 2016 - 3:15am
We’ve just discovered a planet in the nearest star system that could potentially host life. How do we find out more, and can we go visit?

Mind-controlled nanobots could release drugs inside your brain

August 25, 2016 - 2:50am
DNA origami bots have been triggered to release drugs inside cockroaches, prompted by changes in a person’s brain activity