Biology

Can we reverse aging by tweaking our biological machinery

Can we reverse aging by tweaking our biological machinery?

Humans have been looking for ways to cheat death for centuries. And while we’ve succeeded in extending our life span, many people suffer ill...
Right-handed or left-handed: Why?

Right-handed or left-handed: Why?

A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry. "These results fundamentally change our understanding of the...
Is anything tough enough to survive on Mars

Is anything tough enough to survive on Mars?

Researchers at the University of Arkansas recently took a step toward answering a question for the ages: Is there life on Mars? Answer: they...
DNA sequencing tools can be compromised

DNA sequencing tools can be compromised

DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise...
How the brain recognizes familiar faces?

How the brain recognizes familiar faces?

There's nothing quite like the rush of recognition that comes from seeing a familiar face. But scientists have been hard-pressed to explain how we identify...
Amateur collectors in Japan discover country's first and oldest fossil diving bird

Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird

During a walk near a reservoir in a small Japanese town, amateur collectors made the discovery of their lives - the first and oldest...

Meditation and yoga can ‘reverse’ DNA reactions which cause stress

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us. They can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause...
What's killing trees during droughts

What’s killing trees during droughts?

 Scientists have new answers As the number of droughts increases globally, scientists are working to develop predictions of how future parched conditions will affect plants,...
It's not just what you eat, it's what's eating you

It’s not just what you eat, it’s what’s eating you

Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How...
Storing data in DNA brings nature into the digital universe

Storing data in DNA brings nature into the digital universe

Humanity is producing data at an unimaginable rate, to the point that storage technologies can’t keep up. Every five years, the amount of data we’re...