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Genetic Adaptations to Diving Discovered in Humans for the First Time

Evidence that humans can genetically adapt to diving has been identified for the first time in a new study. The evidence suggests that the...

Nanoparticles May Be Causing DNA Damage to Brain Cells

New research by scientists shows that when cellular barriers are exposed to metal nanoparticles, cellular messengers are released that may cause damage to the...

Scientists Discover Junk DNA Not So Junk

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk...

Ancient Human Footprints Revealed on Canada’s Shoreline

Ancient human footprints found off Canada’s Pacific coast may be 13,000 years old, according to a study published March 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS...

Hidden Medical Text Can Now Be Read for the First Time in a Thousand Years

With X-ray imaging at SLAC’s synchrotron, scientists uncovered a 6th century hidden medical text translation of a book by the Greek-Roman doctor Galen. The...

Why You Also Need to Be Intelligent and Not Just Nice

New research has revealed how people being intelligent, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota, and...

Compassion Helped Neanderthals to Survive

They have an unwarranted image as brutish and uncaring, but new research has revealed just how knowledgeable and effective Neanderthal healthcare was. The study, by...

Using Light-Powered Wires to Modulate the Brain’s Electrical Signals

The human brain largely remains a black box. How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement, and disease remains poorly understood....

11 Strange Facts About Dreams

There are plenty of strange facts about dreams on the Internet, but while dreams are a natural part of sleeping, it’s surprising that many...

Is Ramses the Great Fake News? Looks Like It

New archaeological evidence indicates that Pharaoh Ramses II may not have been the Ramses the Great we all thought he was. The archaeological evidence...
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