Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Male pond skaters have evolved with antennae to hold down resisting females, another development in the species' "sexual arms race".

A Basilisk? No. Meet Titanoboa

The world has a new largest snake, and was originally mistaken for a crocodile because of its enormous size.

Could birds be used for bioterrorism?

Following a recent report, the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity have warned that viruses such as bird flu could be used by terrorists, posing a global threat.

Harder, better, faster, stronger

A new study has revealed that teenage girls feel too self-conscious to exercise because sweating is considered "unfeminine".

Banning The Pirate Bay: a futile gesture

The ban of the file sharing site The Pirate Bay is pointless and easily dodged. This kind of web censorship must be resisted, writes Tim Rose.

UEA in ground breaking Alzheimer’s study

A study led by UEA has suggested that the drug memantine does not sufficiently decrease agitation in people who have Alzheimer’s.