Are rogue COVID variants ahead? ‘It’d be a brave person to say that the virus is nearing the end of its evolutionary route’

Are rogue COVID variants ahead? ‘It’d be a brave person to say that the virus is nearing the end of its evolutionary route’

As the global infection count surges for a seventh consecutive week, after initial optimism that the pandemic had peaked, leading ...
Jurassic Park in real life? We have the technology to create ‘super exotic novel species,’ Neuralink co-founder claims

Jurassic Park in real life? We have the technology to create ‘super exotic novel species,’ Neuralink co-founder claims

Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak, who started the brain-computer interface company with Elon Musk, has claimed that humans have the technology ...
Grapevines that spent a year in space may help researchers breed crops better suited for climate change

Grapevines that spent a year in space may help researchers breed crops better suited for climate change

Researchers in France are studying a dozen bottles of French wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that returned to ...
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Heated copper mesh face masks that kill viruses may soon be available

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have submitted a patent for a prototype mask with a heated copper mesh, a news ...
Skull of two-million-year old human cousin found in South Africa illustrates how ancient species adapted to new challenges

Skull of two-million-year old human cousin found in South Africa illustrates how ancient species adapted to new challenges

Academics from La Trobe University’s Archaeology Department in Melbourne, Australia led the excavation and reconstruction of the large-toothed rare skull from the Drimolen ...
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Stream music directly to your brain? Elon Musk’s new Neuralink gadget

[Elon] Musk confirmed that Neuralink’s technology would allow people to “listen to music directly from our chips.” He also said ...
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Mysterious Brazilian virus made largely of genes never seen illustrates ‘how much we still need to understand’ about microorganisms

Viruses are some of the world’s smallest life-forms – and the jury is still out as to whether they actually ...
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Far from ape-like: Neanderthals walked upright, just like us

Neanderthals walked with an upright posture just like modern humans, according to a new analysis. Over the years, reconstructions of ancient ...
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Using AI to predict evolution of cancer tumors could lead to stronger treatments

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to predict how cancers will progress and evolve, which could help doctors design the most effective treatment for each ...
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Ancient human species with orange-sized brain could have possessed modern human intelligence

An ancient species of human with a brain no larger than an orange may have possessed intelligence to rival that ...
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Ancient art may have been created by people with autistic traits, study suggests

Much of the world’s earliest great art is likely to have been created by gifted early humans on the autism ...
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Leukemia defense: Y-chromosome offers ‘extra layer of protection’

Scientists have discovered the first example of a gene that is only found in one sex and provides protection against ...
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Estonia launches genetic-testing program for 8% of its population

The Estonian government is to collect the DNA of 100,000 citizens to provide them with personalised health and lifestyle advice ...
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Double mastectomy improves prospects for patients with BRCA1 mutation but not BRCA2, study finds

Women with a mutant gene that increases their risk of breast cancer can increase their life expectancy with a radical ...
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