Girls + egalitarian views = better maths scores

Girls do better in maths in societies that have progressive and egalitarian views about the role of women, according to new research. The study highlights the relevance of gender social norms on girls’ education and could contribute to future policy decisions to reduce the ‘maths gender gap’ – and in turn, the gender pay gap….

New hope for triple negative breast cancer patients

Triple negative breast cancer is difficult to treat because it lacks the receptors that would allow it to respond to many of the drugs used for other forms of breast cancer. However, for the first time, a new drug candidate has been designed using genetic sequencing to specifically trigger tumour cells into killing themselves, leaving healthy cells…

Bringing the brain dead back to life

It sounds like something out of a horror movie but it could be coming sooner than you think, according to scientists that are about to embark on a cutting edge clinical trial. The team has been granted ethical approval to attempt to regenerate the brains from clinically brain dead patients. Read more about this story…

Insects have feelings, too…

Throwing everything we thought we knew about insects into question, new research suggests that they are conscious, egocentric beings. Read about this new hypothesis here at The Canary.