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Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Funerals for Paris Victims: In Pictures

Man freed by DNA evidence after 20 years dies a year later

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> When Sharrif Wilson was released after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years, he couldn't wait to have a hot slice of New York pizza.<p>"I feel free. I feel great right now. I'll able to do things that I [couldn't] do for the last 21 years," Wilson told CNN the day after …

Housing

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies

A horrifying new video released online on Tuesday appears to show ISIS using a young boy to execute a pair of captives the terror group claims are Russian spies.<p>The slickly-produced video shows two men being interrogated in Russian about their alleged attempt to infiltrate ISIS. One captive, and …

The World Is Extremely Close To Eradicating A Human Disease For The 2nd Time In History

That's pretty incredible — but it's a project that has required close to three decades of work, and it isn't finished.<p>On Monday, former US President Jimmy Carter announced at the opening of "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, that <b>there</b> …

Public Health

The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

Mount Everest

The Global Risks That Most Worry World Economic Forum Experts

The economy has dominated the headlines for years, but unforeseen consequences of life sciences and climate change mitigation are also beginning to …