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This is how mould and damp inside your home does to your body and your health

Many people have had to deal with the emergence of mould in their house from time to time.<p>The problem can be caused by a variety of things, like …

You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

For centuries, people have drawn the line between nature and nurture.<p>In the nineteenth century, the English polymath Francis Galton cast nature-versus-nurture in scientific terms. He envisioned a battle between heredity and experience that shapes each of us.<p>“When nature and nurture compete for …


Our Eye Movements Also Move Eardrums, And Nobody Knows Why

Well that's just weird.<p>If you stick a tiny microphone inside the ear canal, you can discover that our eardrums actually move in conjunction with eye …

Scientists discover how deadly centipede toxin tricks the heart into stopping cold

Even if you’re not afraid of most bugs — like ants, flies, or bees, for example — there’s still a good chance you have a fear of centipedes. There’s …

How do you sex a fossil? | Elsa Panciroli

“It was a slit, like this,” Vinther held his cupped hands side by side and opened and closed them, like a puppet’s mouth. “That’s it. That’s what a dinosaur cloaca looked like.”<p>For those who don’t habituate the often explicit world of natural scientists, let me explain. A cloaca is the opening …

Natural History Museum

Somewhere in the brain is a storage device for memories

New technology and new ideas spur the hunt for the physical basis of memory.