Samantha Roald

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Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

For engineering students, a lesson in caring? - Futurity

An engineering education at college may foster a “culture of disengagement” regarding issues of public welfare, new research suggests.

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …

The green-eyed monster of jealousy may be hardwired into our DNA, but there is a lot we can do to keep it under control<p>How would you feel if you suspected your partner had enjoyed a one-night stand while away on holiday without you? What if, instead of having sex on the trip, you believed she or he …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? Here's The Math

You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the signs of our cultural obsession with bacon. There are bacon Band-Aids, bacon tattoos, bacon sundaes, bacon-infused cocktails and even babies wrapped in bacon costumes, just in time for Halloween.<p>But is all this devotion to fatty pig flesh merited? …

Heredity plays big role in OCD and Tourette's, study confirms - Futurity

A genetic analysis of both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome (TS) offers direct confirmation that both are highly heritable.

Four ways to avoid becoming a leading sex pest

This past week has been an emotionally tough one in the science writing community. Tuesday was Ada Lovelace day, which was a chance to celebrate all of the amazing women, past and present, who have demonstrated that gender need not be a barrier to success in STEM subjects. It was wonderful to see …