How It Works

How your phone is ruining your love life

Sitting at the table with you as you make small talk about your day, occasionally buzzing, sometimes beeping, is an awkward third wheel gate crashing your dinner date

5 feel good space facts to combat the post-Bluedot blues

Our photographs are edited, the campervan has been emptied, and we’ve finally snipped off our wristbands – Bluedot 2018 is officially finished, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to our favourite festival

Why do songs get stuck in our heads?

This irritating phenomenon has many names in the scientific literature: imagined music, involuntary musical imagery, involuntary semantic memories, intrusive songs, or slightly disconcertingly, ‘earworms’.

The science of emotions

Our ancient brains evolved the perfect way to keep us safe by controlling the chemicals in our mind to moderate our behaviour

What was Ceefax?

Brain Dump: your curious questions answered!

Alexa, are you recording everything we say?

When George Orwell wrote about the ever-watching Big Brother state of 1984, he probably didn’t predict we’d be voluntarily bringing recording devices into our homes.