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DNA shows why being short can be bad for your heart

When Randy Newman sang his tongue-in-cheek tune about short people, he called attention to their "little hands, little eyes" and their "little baby legs." Nowhere does his 1978 hit mention that short people also have an increased risk of coronary artery disease.<p>But scientists have established this …

Sex differences and vulnerability: how the male-female divide affects health

An interview with controversial evolutionary psychologist Professor David Geary throws up questions about the role of gender in health and wellbeing<p>Recently, I met evolutionary psychologist Professor David Geary at the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Institute of Sexology’ exhibition. The exhibition focuses …

Psychology

I'm Done With Diversity

Digital Art: I. Rimanoczy<p>Some time ago, I was attending a meeting at a large corporation and one executive was sharing with me about the interest her organization had in programs that foster inclusion and training in diversity, to help improve collaboration in the giant accounting firm's diverse …

The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer travels around the world to capture cultural diversity through stunning portraits of women

The Atlas of Beauty is a project which aims to challenge the ideals of beauty dictated by the women’s fashion magazine industry.<p>Romanian photographer …

Is There a Diversity Dividend?

Is there a diversity dividend? Yes, according to an elite panel of business leaders at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. In the BBC’s report …

Evangelical Christianity

Quoi?! British DNA is 40% French, Oxford study finds

Despite a robust Gallic flavor, British genes have survived intact for centuries with many still residing within the ancient kingdoms they descend from, a wide-ranging Oxford University study claims.<p>The People of the British Isles Study was carried out by scientists from the University of Oxford's …

Scientists Have Created 'DNA Scissors' That Can Alter Your Genes, but Should They Use Them?

Biotechnology that can rewrite the genome heralds "a new era of human biology" and raises ethical questions for the medical community, experts in …

Protein is the clue to solving a Darwinian mystery

Bone collagen sequences prove that South American native ungulates are closely related to horses, rhinos and tapirs but not to elephants<p>The South …

Anthropology

Brain area unique to humans linked to cognitive powers

1/28/2014 02:30:00 PM<p>Oxford University researchers have identified an area of the human brain that appears unlike anything in the brains of some of …