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Why people protest against wolves

People in rural areas feel as if politicians don’t listen to them—which translates into anger over wolf populations and may radicalize them.

Basic research crisis? Many results cannot be replicated

Many scientific studies cannot be replicated and this is symptomatic of a wider crisis in basic research, say scientists.

Bipolar disorder and migraines linked

A gene variant can be a risk factor for both medical problems, according to a new study.

Archaeologists are hunting for Greece’s underwater past

There is so much to uncover that we most likely won’t be done during my lifetime, says the archaeologist leading the excavation.

Trump’s travel ban triggers reaction from scientists

Scientists around the world are stepping up to help their colleagues affected by the US travel ban from seven Muslim majority countries.

Children of divorce whose parents share custody do best

It may seem counterintuitive, but children who split their time between their mother and father after a divorce do nearly as well as children who live with both parents, a Swedish study shows.

3,500-year-old gemstones cast light on a forgotten civilisation

On a small island in Kuwait, archaeologists have discovered a jewellery workshop containing 3,500 year old semiprecious stones.

Why we need social sciences more than ever

For the first time, the Earth is being shaped more by humans than by nature. This is why we need more research about human behaviour, say social scientists.

Denmark’s Cold War struggle for scientific control of Greenland

A three year basic research project has revealed the extent of the top secret political struggles and scientific tangles between the US and Denmark during the Cold War.

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

OPINION: In the scientific elite's continuous pursuit of funding, scientists reinforce the ruling nexus of politics and finance, oblivious to the evident cracks in the system.

Backwater blues: how populism reveals rural resentment in the US and Europe

OPINION: The outcomes of recent elections, referendums, and polls in the US and Europe display a growing social distance between city and countryside that breeds resentment. But why is this?

Fences are disrupting African wildlife on an unprecedented scale

An ecological tragedy is unfolding in Kenya, as fences go up and prevent migrating animals from accessing water and food.