Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists
All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it. As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than
TravelIntelligent Travel It’s a sultry summer night in Paris. You’ve had a dinner of biftek-frites and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously
For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green
Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest
Animals can offer a powerful form of therapy for those who have suffered a traumatic experience. Dogs are common companions, but there’s also a lesser-known creature who makes a big impact–miniature horses.
Polish photographer Jakub Polomski used a camera drone to produce a collection of breathtaking scenic photos. For two weeks in July, Polomski spent his time capturing Iceland’s incomparable landscapes.
In every way, Johnny is physically and biologically male. But, astonishingly he did not grow a penis until he hit puberty. He is one of many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern
The conversation about CRISPR is moving fast While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British
We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But
Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the