Sport's back. How do players reduce risks?
We have to look at sweat and spit in completely new ways.
As we emerge from lockdown, so does our sport. And many sporting bodies are grappling with the best way to do this wh...
What shapes genetic diversity in mammals?
Global map points to evolution and climate.
On the heels of the International Day for Biological Diversity, scientists have compiled the first comprehensive map ...
Why Italians aren’t all the same
Genome study shows differences are longstanding.
Any Italian will tell you that the north and south are poles apart, and it appears those differences may have begun a...
Friedrich Miescher gets ahead of the double helix
Swiss physician started the story of DNA.
In just over 75 years, DNA – deoxyribonucleic acid – has risen in public and scientific status from being “an obscure...
There may be a gene linked to thinness
International team looks at the other side of weight gain.
Scientists have identified a gene they believe may be linked to thinness – and potentially to resisting weight gain.I...
Microwave signal stability gets a boost
Researchers report a 100-fold improvement.
US researchers say they have taken a giant step towards more accurate time dissemination, improved navigation and mor...
When bleaching means colour
It’s a sign coral is fighting back, researchers suggest.
Why do some corals exhibit dazzling colours rather than actually turning white when they suffer what we refer to as c...
Do you see how I see?
New artificial eye design mimics the real thing.
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a proof-of-concept artificial eye with a similar structure to a human one. An...
Tropical forests quite resilient to warming
But carbon storage could plummet.
In an ambitious, long-term study of more than half a million trees, a virtual army of scientists has found that tropi...
Watch as a journalist’s mind is rewired
It’s been voted Best Film at SCINEMA 2020.
The world is confusing and unsettling, even more so now than ever before, and more of us than ever are finding it aff...
Early disc galaxy puts theories in a spin
It’s huge and distant, so how did it form?
Astronomers have found a massive rotating disc galaxy that formed just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, when the...
A new old link between Siberia and America
Researchers find answers in prehistoric genomes.
Researchers have revealed the oldest and deepest connection yet found between the peoples of Siberia and the Americas...