science



The science of a broken heart

Heartbreak is a nearly inevitable part of life. Almost everyone at some point, for some reason or another, will experience deep grief over the end…


Zika virus re-emerges

Only two years after the Ebola crisis in West Africa caused thousands of deaths and worldwide fears of its rapid spread, a new epidemic looms…


Materials that self-heal and shapeshift

Materials science is the study of new materials through the lens of interdisciplinary science and engineering. The discipline requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, and engineering…



Your brain on anxiety

Anxiety can produce some unusual behaviours. Two recently published studies looked into why our brains make us do particular things when we are anxious. One…