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Religious and superstitious people understand the physical world less than atheists

Religious people have a lower understanding and interest in physics and maths than non-religious people, and often ascribe emotions to inanimate objects, shows new research.

Animal teeth record how species live and die

New technique uses animals’ teeth to see how their environment changed throughout their lives.

Easier to quit when cigarettes are sold far away

A longer trip to your nearest store or kiosk selling smokes raises your chances of successfully quitting.

Poor dental health tied to heart disease

Untreated root tip infections can raise the risk of coronary disease according to a new study.

Do mobile phones give you brain cancer?

OPINION: We are unlikely to see an epidemic of brain cancer due to mobile phone use, but we could see a modest increase in cases.

You are the most popular at age 25

Our social networks are most extensive when we are in our mid-twenties.

Evolution will make our wisdom teeth disappear

A simple mathematical formula explains why our teeth look the way they do and suggest that our wisdom teeth will eventually disappear.

Do you have composer genes?

Musical creativity is at least partly inheritable according to a new study.

Incontinence risks decrease with Caesarean births

A new study shows that women who give birth the normal way can run nearly twice the risk of urinary incontinence problems, compared to those who have Caesarean sections.

Watch ESA’s new satellite being launched into space

The European Space Agency’s newest satellite soared into orbit with a beautiful backdrop of the northern lights.