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Human brains have more in common with our ‘ape cousins’ than previously thought

Our brains could have more in common with our ape cousins than previously thought, which might require us to rethink ...
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‘It’s the wild west out there’: Courts frequently use controversial psychological tests

A third of the psychological tests used in US court proceedings aren’t generally accepted by experts in the field, a ...
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Ancient mummy ‘speaks’ with reconstructed vocal tract

David Howard at Royal Holloway, University of London, and his colleagues have reconstructed the vocal tract of Nesyamun, a priest ...
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Your dog may be paying closer attention to your words than you realize

Dogs pay much closer attention to what humans say than we realised, even to words that are probably meaningless to ...
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Genetic sequencing for everyone? UK trial program challenged as ‘ethically questionable’

Plans for the National Health Service to sequence the DNA of every baby born in the UK, starting with a ...
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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety? This study finds scant evidence to support growing claims

A major study has found little evidence that cannabis helps with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions, despite growing ...
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Early intervention: Sequencing fetal DNA could identify genetic disorders

A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal ...
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Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess really did die in Spandau prison, DNA test confirms

It is one of the greatest remaining conspiracy theories of the second world war. In May 1941, Adolf Hitler’s deputy führer, Rudolf Hess, ...
Up to 270 of 450,000 British women who missed breast cancer screens because of computer error died...or maybe not

Up to 270 of 450,000 British women who missed breast cancer screens because of computer error died…or maybe not

It was announced...that, between 2009 and 2018, a computer error meant that 450,000 women aged around 70 in the UK were ...
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Can ‘G-spotplasty’ surgery boost sexual satisfaction in women?

Three women have received a surgery intended to improve G-spot sensitivity and increase sexual satisfaction. The procedure tightens tissue in ...
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Genes illuminate how the brain ‘thinks’

Monitoring brain functions can tell us a lot about neurobiological structures and what's going on. But now we have the ...