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Russia birthplace of 500-year Black Death plague, genetic analysis suggests

The Black Death was only the beginning. Countless millions perished in this terrible early wave – an estimated 60 percent of Europe ...
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Just one head injury could ‘tangle’ proteins in the brain, leading to Alzheimer’s

A single serious knock to the skull could be all it takes to develop the nerve damage thought to be ...
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New cancer-fighting strategy: Coaxing breast cancer cells to turn into harmless fat cells

Researchers have been able to coax human breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells in a new proof-of-concept study ...
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Attracted to men and women? Our sexual orientation can undergo ‘extensive’ changes as we age, and more so in women, study says

The vocabulary we currently use to describe sexual orientation is hopelessly inadequate, with labels like 'gay', 'straight' and 'bi' falling ...
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Three’s company? BrainNet successfully connects trio’s brains and thoughts

Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people to share their thoughts – and in ...
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DNA analysis shows ‘everyone had been wrong’ about mysterious Siberian unicorn

It didn't look much like the dainty unicorns of myth and legend, but the extinct unicorn of Siberia is even ...
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Newly discovered ‘micro-organ’ could lead to innovative vaccines

Researchers have identified a brand new 'micro-organ' inside the immune system of mice and humans – the first discovery of ...
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7 ways CRISPR gene editing is changing the world

Here are a few ways researchers are already using [CRISPR] to make the world a better place; 1. Produce transplant ...