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Kids everywhere have damaging gender stereotyping set by age 10

Global study reveals that gender stereotypes become ingrained in "tween" years, leading to life-long health consequences - particularly for girls

I found a way to communicate with people trapped in their bodies

All people in a vegetative state were assumed to be unconscious, until Adrian Owen asked them to imagine playing tennis and scanned their brains

Cloud-catching to bubble science

Many people build their careers using their knowledge and love of science – their science capital. In the latest in this series exploring the role of science capital for staff at BP, Amrita Lulla talks about her life and career

Feedback: Your suggestions for improving human beings

From baby pouches to piping hot bodies, there's no shortage of wacky ways to survive climate change. Plus: quantum yoga, and at long last, a female unit.

Sugar in your diet: The not-so-mouthwatering truth

Does sugar make you hyper, or cause cancer? From obesity to sweeteners, we sort through the science on all things sweet

Failed electric buses remind us that roads not taken do matter

Human actions rather than technology undermined London's electric buses 100 years ago, showing there's plenty to be learned by revisiting the past

Eating more salt might save your life? Not so much

The Salt Fix is the latest book attempting to overturn well-established dietary advice, but it leaves a bad taste, says Anthony Warner

Why engineering is a mega job

Many people use their knowledge and love of science to influence their careers. But how? In the second in a series exploring the role of "science capital" in the life of people who work for BP, Boris Ertl explains

Hurricane Irma tears across Caribbean leaving chaos in its wake

The tropical storm has left a trail of devastation across the region, reducing islands to wreckage and leaving at least 14 people dead

Feedback: No more climate change, as US officials ban the phrase

Plus: labels to turn anything into a home remedy, the last word on how to pronounce Joule, the short shelf life of cheesemakers revealed, and more

Bats crash into windows because of a glitch with their ‘sonar’

Until bats get very close, their echolocation makes them “see” smooth surfaces like windows as gaps rather than as a solid material – with impactful results

Can the US really nuke North Korea without starting a world war?

US defence officials are starting to signal a willingness to use nuclear weapons against North Korea on a limited scale. Unsurprisingly, that’s a bad idea

Giant ocean fish farms to solve food security? There’s a catch

A study says there is enough ocean to grow 100 times the fish we eat, but mass fish farming is not the simple solution it seems, says Olive Heffernan

The dos and don’ts when defending yourself from online abuse

From purging your online presence to blocking haters en masse, anyone facing online abuse can learn from Zoë Quinn’s survival tactics

Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa

A set of 5.7-million-year-old footprints, found on a Greek island, suggest that our earliest ancestors strayed far beyond their supposed African homeland

Seismic tests hint North Korea’s nuke is its first hydrogen bomb

Kim Jong-un’s latest test is probably an order of magnitude bigger than the last one, about a year ago – and suggests the nation has developed a worrying new capability

How much is your science capital worth?

Too many young people rule themselves out of a science career. But boosting their "science capital" could change that, say educationalists

Will psychedelics for depression be just another false dawn?

Mind-bending street drugs are increasingly being hailed as potent antidepressants. Will they live up to the claims, ask Colin Hendrie and Alisdair Pickles

Enter the Scopus Awards for Australia and New Zealand

The Scopus Awards recognise exceptional researchers whose work has had a significant impact. If that sounds like you, or someone you know, enter now

Lego-like vacuum robot climbs walls and sorts your Tupperware

The first robots in your home probably won’t look like Terminator, instead they’ll be little odd-job loving plug-and-play suckers like these ones

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