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What happens to the brain in zero gravity?

What happens to the brain in zero gravity? Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station in 2012. NASA  Damian Bailey, University of South Wales NASA has made a commitment to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. This is an ambitious goal when you think that…

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Curious Kids: if the universe is like a giant brain, then where’s its body?

Curious Kids: if the universe is like a giant brain, then where’s its body? Andrew Pontzen, Fabio Governato/Wikimedia Commons., CC BY Maya Horton, University of Hertfordshire This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children of all ages. The Conversation is asking young people to send in questions…

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How language shapes your thoughts – what researchers know

How language shapes your thoughts – what researchers know Mama_Po/Shutterstock.com   Marianna Bolognesi, University of Oxford Words work as a glue, allowing us to group together different experiences under one label. This is especially true for concepts that we cannot see or touch. But we still don’t really understand how…

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