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An ancient virus has been found in human DNA — and it may still be active

This ancient retrovirus is a kind of living fossil, and the discovery of an intact copy of it within the human genome poses questions as to how it has survived, and suggests others from the distant evolutionary past may lie dormant in the DNA of many species.<p>A retrovirus replicates by inserting its …

Biology

White bread, bagels and rice 'increase the risk of lung cancer by 49 per cent'

Largest study of its kind finds consuming a diet with a high glycemic index increases lung cancer risk<p>Carbohydrates, long blamed for fuelling obesity, have now been linked to lung cancer.<p>A new study has revealed a 49 per cent increase in risk among people consuming a diet with a high glycemic index.<p>…

Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence

It's often a split-second decision.<p>You're in the produce aisle, and those organic apples on display look nice. You like the <i>idea</i> of organic — but they're a few bucks extra. Ditto for the organic milk and meat. Do you splurge? Or do you ask yourself: What am I really getting from organic?<p>Scientists …

Research

RANKED: The 12 best holiday movies ever made

Some of these movies, like the holidays themselves, are very warm. Others are darker than you might expect.<p>We've come up with a list of what to watch while you are spending the holidays with your family, from the classics to a few choice curveballs.<p>These are the 12 best holiday movies to catch up …

Entertainment

8 Quick Brain Teasers to Challenge Your Attention and Memory

Look­ing for some fun, and free, cog­ni­tive stim­u­la­tion this Decem­ber? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your atten­tion and your work­ing mem­ory-the abil­ity to keep infor­ma­tion in your mind while work­ing on inte­grat­ing, pro­cess­ing it.<p>Given them a good try...they …

The Brain