Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

[U]sing a delicate sensor-belt wrapped around the chests of full-term newborns moments after their delivery, a team of researchers from ...
Video: Developing embryos show an immune response

Video: Developing embryos show an immune response

Incredible new research has shown that long before the development of organs or specialized immune cells, this simple protective layer, ...
Are we headed toward developing a super-intelligent AI...that could spin out of control?

Are we headed toward developing a super-intelligent AI…that could spin out of control?

The idea of artificial intelligence overthrowing humankind has been talked about for many decades, and scientists have just delivered their ...
Could Alzheimer’s actually be three different diseases?

Could Alzheimer’s actually be three different diseases?

Postmortem, RNA sequencing has revealed three major molecular subtypes of [Alzheimer’s] disease, each of which presents differently in the brain ...
People with certain DNA sequences are much likelier to get severe COVID. Is that you?

People with certain DNA sequences are much likelier to get severe COVID. Is that you?

A new study of thousands of COVID-19 patients has revealed eight genetic sequences that are more common in people who ...
Does being born first help in life? Yes, but just a little bit

Does being born first help in life? Yes, but just a little bit

An analysis of a longitudinal study that tracked 3,763 Americans across 50 years found no evidence that birth order is linked to the ...
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New tool allows researchers to map complexity and intensity of dreams

Before the twenty-first century, we used to think dreams only occurred during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, but more recent ...
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Gynandromorph: Spectacular bird found with male plumage on one side and female on the other

Split down the middle, with one side flaunting yellow 'wing pits', and the other side rocking a pink underwing, researchers ...
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Have humans hit an evolutionary wall? Top scientists offer their views

Our Stone Age ancestors who were faster runners avoided being trampled by mammoths and were more likely to have children ...
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Freud was right – dreams are a distorted continuation of reality

Whereas ancient civilisations may have interpreted dreams as having supernatural or spiritual origins, in modern society, we're more likely to ...
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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 ...
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