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The Woman Who Forgot How to Move When She Closed Her Eyes

A quick test: Close your eyes for a second and try touching your nose.<p>Did you do it? Good. The reason you could — why you could find your target even …

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

NASA begins study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Around the world, concerns among scientists, resource managers and the public that coral reef ecosystems are degrading at alarming rates due to …

Great Barrier Reef

What's in a number? Richard Dawkins on 40 years of The Selfish Gene

As his best-known book turns 40, the author reflects on what he has learned about writing and science<p>Because we count in tens, centennial years get publishers all excited and decennials are the next best thing. You would hardly expect mine to overlook 2016 as the 40th anniversary of <i>The Selfish …

Richard Dawkins

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Characters in Some Advanced Civilisation's Video Game

Halp.<p>I don’t want to freak you out here, but there’s a chance you’re not the only 'you' in existence.<p>I'm not talking about the possibility that you …

Singularity

How Science Is Resurrecting the Religious Imagination

As far as we know, there is no cure for death, no ingenious algorithm that can program the mysterious breath which at first gives life its form and then corrodes and withers it. It is in this breathing space between womb and tomb that we love, long and become human.<p>Advances on the frontiers of …