The Loch Ness monster: a modern history

The so-called 'surgeon's photograph' taken by gynaecologist Robert Wilson (actually made from a toy submarine) first published in the Daily Mail in 1934. Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Reports of Loch Ness monster sightings keep coming. The latest report, accompanied by a video, is of a 20-30ft longContinue Reading

Five facts about the gruesome beauty of solitary wasps

Malloscelis taiwanianus, a spider wasp, found in Sichuan, China. Shutterstock Most people recognise a wasp as those stripy insects who ruin our summer picnics. They live in huge societies, much the same as the honeybee; you might even have a nest in your loft or shed. But there’s a lotContinue Reading

Psychedelics: how they act on the brain to relieve depression

The evidence is mounting for the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating depression. Cannabis_Pic/Shutterstock Up to 30% of people with depression don’t respond to treatment with antidepressants. This may be down to differences in biology between patients and the fact that it often takes a long time to respond to theContinue Reading