We inherit more than just genes

We inherit more than just genes

We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or lifestyle take a major...
New strategy for finding alien life goes beyond oxygen

New strategy for finding alien life goes beyond oxygen

Researchers have found a new recipe for providing evidence that a distant planet harbors life, one that might be more promising than just looking...
Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging

Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging

UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Tyrannosaurus Rex bone proves Jurassic Park will never exist

Paleontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analyzing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more...
New insights on dark energy in the universe

New insights on dark energy in the universe

The universe is not only expanding - it is accelerating outward, driven by what is commonly referred to as "dark energy." The term is a...
Some Cancers Love Sugar More Than Other Cancers

Some cancers love sugar more than other cancers

In a new study, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet...
How birds spread deadly diseases without getting sick

How birds spread deadly diseases without getting sick

New research shows that a particular white blood cell within the bird’s blood system, called a macrophage, is able to completely block the growth...
Life on Earth started after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds

Life on Earth started after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds

Life on Earth began somewhere between 3.7 and 4.5 billion years ago, after meteorites splashed down and leached essential elements into warm little ponds,...
Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans

Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings - suggesting they may...
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and...

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