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Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

Molecular Biology

Scientists Have Just Melted a Solid Below Its Freezing Point

What is happening right now.<p>Thanks to the way chemical bonds between molecules work, phase transitions are generally pretty simple - when a substance …

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

Consciousness

The 12 key science moments of 2016

Our panel of leading scientists pick the most significant discoveries and developments of the year – from the Zika virus to the planet Proxima B – and a surprising secret of marriage<p>1 World Health Organisation declares a public emergency of international concern over Zika<p>1 February<p>In global health, …

Peter Piot

Mausr Helps You Identify Unknown Symbols

If you come across a symbol you’ve never seen before, or you want to look up the unicode for a certain symbol, it may be a small challenge to search …

Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri) are figures from Greek and Roman mythology considered the twin sons of Zeus or Jupiter. Semi-divine figures, they …

Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Bring People Back After Brain Death

The reasons have nothing to do with zombies<p>A trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of patients who have been declared clinically dead has been approved. Reanima Advanced Biosciences aims to use stem cells, injections of peptides, and nerve stimulation to reverse “brain death as …

James Martin

Science Says What You Wear Largely Affects How You Think And Behave

“What you wear can influence your thinking and negotiating skills, and even hormone levels and heart rate” – Matthew Hutson<p>We all know that the way …

The Universe’s Dark Ages May Hold The Secrets To Dark Matter, Inflation, And Even String Theory

How the future of astronomy — and something we can’t even see — might open up the dark Universe.<p><i>This post is written by Sabine Hossenfelder, a</i> …

Dementia test shows five-year risk just using medical records

An algorithm which uses details already held by GPs could give NHS patients if they are at risk of dementia<p>NHS patients could be told their chance of developing dementia within five years based solely on information already in their medical records.<p>University College London has come up with an …

Dementia

A New Ninth Planet May Have Been Detected, Scientists Say

Sad that Pluto isn't a planet anymore? Don't worry, Caltech researchers may have discovered a new planet lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.<p>They're calling it "Planet Nine" for now. The planet, if it exists, has a mass 10 times that of Earth and takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years …

Science

Scientists just saw light coming from around a black hole for the first time

<i>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the light as emanating from within a black hole, rather than beside it.</i> …

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

Anthropology

Our Six Favorite Parasites Discovered in 2015

The only end-of-year list you need to read.<p>Parasites, organisms that live in or on others, receive their nutrients from and often at the expense of their host. Though many are profoundly treacherous to humans, some might be able to protect us from disease. Ranging from microscopic in size to many …

Biology

Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal …

Engineering

Physicists Say Cinderella's Glass Heels Would Have Shattered

Science has cautionary advice for fairy godmothers, vampires, and Superman: Ignore the laws of nature at your own peril.<p>We all know the story: The clock strikes midnight and Cinderella, facing an imminent wardrobe malfunction, flees the royal ball, leaving behind a single glass slipper. The prince …

12 Rarest Medical Conditions The World Has Ever Seen

It's mind-boggling how much luck goes into creating a healthy human being.<p>With only a slight mutation of a very small strand of genetic information, …

Medical Conditions

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake

In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well.<p>At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, would riff with a small group of musicians. The bonobos — one named …

Flute

The World's First 'Test Tube' Puppies Are Completely Adorable

After about 40 years of failed attempts, the first puppies conceived using in-vitro fertilization have been born.<p>The puppies were part of a study …

Puppies

Dinosaur Blood Vessels Survived 80 Million Years Without Fossilizing

Tiny, delicate vessels that carried blood through a duck-billed dinosaur 80 million years ago never fossilized and still contain the beast's tissue, …