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Humans are still evolving and producing new gene variants, and one of them may give protection against becoming addicted to alcohol - by stopping us... [Read More]
A new battery made of fleshy hydrogel layers generates and stores power like electric eels do. It could power pacemakers without ever needing to be... [Read More]
A woman in China has been infected by a new type of flu. With thousands of people travelling after Chinese new year, the risk of... [Read More]
Male Hawaiian crickets that have lost the ability to chirp still go through the motion of "singing", even though females can't hear them... [Read More]
Gone West is offering travellers and businesses a simple way to reduce their carbon footprints... [Read More]
Urbanisation may be overrunning our planet, but in his book Darwin Comes to Town, evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen seeks – and finds – the positives... [Read More]
He spent 10 painstaking years working out how our blood really circulates: 17th-century physician William Harvey deserves his own London exhibition... [Read More]
A flexible e-skin containing a few hundred micro LEDs can display your vital signs or messages from your doctor... [Read More]
Quantum computers can improve election forecasts by taking into account how states affect one another, allowing one to predict Trump's slim 2016 election win... [Read More]
Three-quarters of all EU users may have had sensitive data inferred about them by Facebook, including things like sexual orientation, religion and political leanings... [Read More]
Plants use a fragrant language but filthy air is messing with their communication lines, which might explain why insects are in decline and roses are... [Read More]
Plus: the ageing effect of skipping birthdays, why conservatives are more attractive, the lonely life of Nigel the gannet, and more... [Read More]
A second round of mass-market facial computers looks less likely to inspire public anger than Google's Glass but it will be a fragile truce, says Jamais... [Read More]
Modern gorillas can walk in a variety of styles, not just the famous "knuckle-walking", suggesting our common ancestor was similarly resourceful... [Read More]
Photons don't normally make friends, but now three have been bound together into a brand-new form of light by tricking them into acting like atoms... [Read More]
In Western cities, household products like deodorants and paints are a bigger source of air pollution than vehicle exhausts – so here's what we need... [Read More]
CRISPR gene editing has been used to alleviate the genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, but the technique has only been tried in cells in a... [Read More]
Injections of killed stem cells, designed to help the immune system recognise cancers, have been found to protect mice from developing tumours... [Read More]
The population of Bornean orangutans fell by almost half in just 16 years, and it was not a sad by-product of deforestation: many apes were... [Read More]
If you're a greedy bat, it helps to have a hairy tongue. The hairs will ensure that you can slurp as much nectar as possible... [Read More]
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