Contrary to popular opinion, practicing a musical instrument or a sport for thousands of hours isn’t enough to produce a Mozart or a Maradona – though it still helps.
Russian scientists hoping to observe geckos mating in orbit are engaged in serious research, as ridiculous as it might sound.
A Stanford study has found that those who hallucinate voices are influenced by the culture they live in, with differences in mood and tone depending upon where in the world they live.
New satellite data has indicated that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, ahead of a rare - but regular - event.
An Oxfordshire-based company has developed hi-tech scanners which can rapidly analyse the chemical make-up of liquids inside containers.
A world without antimicrobials would be a world without modern medicine, so why is there not more urgency in addressing the global rise of drug resistance? The New Statesman brought leading health experts together to discuss the problem.
Sometimes, when it feels like putting your money where you mouth is feels like it can't fail, it's worth stepping back and reconsidering. Just in case.
"A few bored students gave themselves an unpleasant tingle, but most preferred to sit around instead." Snappy or what?
The tiny pieces of plastic that we throw away every year are forming a new layer of sedentary rock across the planet - just another sign of our careless attitude to waste.
A mysterious island has materialised in a methane lake on Saturn’s largest moon – only to vanish just weeks later.