Beatrice Chai

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Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Scientists Necropsy Near-Complete Bison Mummy

Lookin' good, for a 9,300-year-old<p>Researchers have just finished a necropsy of this nearly complete (and somewhat gruesome) carcass of a Siberian steppe bison.<p>This species (<i>Bison priscus</i>) was one of a group of large mammals, including woolly mammoths, that went extinct at the end of the last Ice …

Saudi Arabia considers lifting ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia king's advisory council recommends women over 30, wearing no make-up, should be allowed to drive between 7am and 8pm most days<p><b>Saudi Arabia</b>is considering proposals to allow women to drive, a member of the king's advisory council has said.<p>The recommendations from the Shura Council to …

Preventing Superbugs By Deactivating Antibiotics With A Flash Of Light

The popularity of antibiotics has led to mutations in bacteria that make the little buggers stronger than ever. But what if we could shut down antibiotics as soon as they're no longer needed?<p>Bacterial resistance is becoming one of the most serious problems in the medical world, and it's largely a …

A Device That Converts Sunlight Into Hydrogen Fuel

Canned sunshine!<p><i>Editor's Note Although batteries are great for some things, they aren't quite up to storing large-scale solar power for later use. That's why many people are trying to make fuel from light instead.</i><p>"The idea is to take the energy in light and store it as a fuel we can use later. So …

This Insanely Complex 3-D Printed Room Will Make Your Jaw Drop

It's printed from sand, it has a quarter billion facets, and it's also a wee bit terrifying.<p>This room, conceived and created by architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger, might not be the world's first 3-D printed structure. But the design, which they call Digital Grotesque, is almost …

Unfavourable results from medical trials are being withheld, MPs warn

Drug companies and medical researchers are putting patients' lives in danger by failing to publish unfavourable results from clinical trials, MPs have warned.<p>The lack of transparency means many trials are not registered before they are done, while results are held as private documents that cannot …

More money, more forest-planting

<b>The environmental version of the Kuznets curve</b><p>ECONOMIC growth is generally assumed to be bad for biodiversity. That is right—but only up to a point. …

London fashion week spring/summer 2014 live blog : day one - as it happened

Day one draws to a close<p>That's just about it for today. Here's what's up on the schedule for tomorrow. See you then - bright and fashionably early.<p><b>Imogen Fox and Rosie Swash</b><p>Up close at Eudon Choi<p>I've got Tweeter's Remorse. An hour or so ago I sent a rather arch tweet about how the muse for the …