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Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Neurons dynamically switch identity in response to brain activity

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …

Neuroscience

Lucien Favre Announces Decision to Resign from Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach manager Lucien Favre has announced his intention to resign, bringing an end to one of the Bundesliga's best feel-good stories of the last decade.<p>The Swiss manager, who guided the club from the relegation zone to the UEFA Champions League, made his intentions to step down …

‘Ingredients’ Book Casts an Artist’s Eye on Food Additives

As 21st century consumers, many of us have resigned ourselves to the fact that there are chemicals in our food which will forever remain unpronounceable mysteries. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, for example, might as well be the name of an Icelandic volcano.<p>But we don’t have to stay in the dark …

Arturo Vidal Makes Perfect Response to Beckenbauer Critique in Bayern Munich Win

Bayern Munich made it five wins from as many Bundesliga matches on Saturday, downing Darmstadt 3-0 at the Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor. Goals from Arturo Vidal, Kinglsey Coman and Sebastian Rode made easy work for the Bavarians as they cruised to victory, claiming first place in the Bundesliga as …

Soccer

Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Borussia Dortmund regained top spot with an emphatic victory over Bayer Leverkusen as they extended their club record winning run to 11 games.</b><p>Dortmund were under pressure to keep apace with Bayern Munich after their 3-0 win over Darmstadt on Saturday but responded with a commanding display.<p>Jonas …

Soccer

Bild score own-goal with fans over refugee campaign

The newspaper, backed by the German Football League (DFL) and Bundesliga sponsors Hermes, launched a campaign to get all 36 clubs in Germany's top two tiers to wear a badge with 'We're helping - #refugeeswelcome' on the sleeves of their playing shirts for this weekend only.<p>At face-value, the …

Soccer

Brains of simple sea animals could help cure neural disorders | Reuters

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida scientist studying simple sea animals called comb jellies has found the road map to a new form of brain development that could lead to treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.<p>A comb jelly is pictured in this undated handout …

Whatever happened to the great apes of Europe?

It was more than 14 million years ago that ancient apes departed Africa and began radiating throughout Europe and Asia, according to scientists. So why don't we see apes in Europe today?<p>Researchers in Spain argue that a variety of great apes went extinct in Europe about 7 million years ago because …