Published in The Conversation

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Researchers at KI and Stockholm University explain why it could be beneficial to take a nap. Photo: Gettyimages

Napping in the afternoon can improve memory and alertness – here’s why
Authors: John Axelsson, Tina Sundelin
Published: February 26, 2021 2.56pm GMT

Your genetics influence how resilient you are to cold temperatures – new research
Authors: Victoria Wyckelsma, Peter John Houweling
Published: February 25, 2021

Are two cloth masks better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19?
Authors: Catherine Clase, Juan Jesus Carrero, Charles-Francois de Lannoy, Scott Laengert, Roberto Pecoits-Filho
Published: February 11, 2021

Touchscreens may make toddlers more distractible – new three-year study
Authors: Tim J. Smith, Ana Maria Portugal, Rachael Bedford
Published: February 1, 2021

COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?
Authors: Catherine Clase, Juan Jesus CarreroEdouard Fu
Published: October 12, 2020 (also in French, October 23, 2020)

Articles published before 2020

There's more than practice to becoming a world-class expert
D. Zachary Hambrick, Fredrik Ullén, July 7, 2016

How to win the Euros – with a little help from neuroscience
Morten L. Kringelbach, Predrag Petrovic, Torbjörn Vestberg, June 16, 2016

FactCheck Q&A: was Lyle Shelton right about transgender people and a higher suicide risk after surgery?
Kairi Kõlves, Karolina Krysinska, Mikael Landén, Cecilia Dhejne, March 4, 2016

Nuclear bomb tests reveal formation of new brain cells
Kirsty Spalding, Gerd Kempermann, June 6, 2013