Is love nothing more than brain chemicals?

Is love nothing more than brain chemicals?

Anna Machin | 
Love evolved to bribe us to commence and maintain... relationships – with lovers, children, family and friends – which we ...
CRISPR opens the door to altering nature. What could go right — and wrong?

CRISPR opens the door to altering nature. What could go right — and wrong?

Hayley Bennett | 
Gene editing today usually means making precise changes using CRISPR, a bacterial DNA-cutting system adopted by scientists. It works within ...
How genes from other species can open the door to human colonization of the far reaches of the universe

How genes from other species can open the door to human colonization of the far reaches of the universe

Ian Taylor | 
[Geneticist Christopher Mason has developed] a “500-year plan for the survival of the human species on Earth, in space, and ...
Not only did humans exchange DNA with Neanderthals — we shared culture as well

Not only did humans exchange DNA with Neanderthals — we shared culture as well

Tom Higham | 
Between ~45,000 to 40,000 years ago [humans and Neanderthals were] contemporaries and had ample time to meet and interact. New ...
How the evolution of an ancient fish gave humans the ability to speak

How the evolution of an ancient fish gave humans the ability to speak

John Colapinto | 
[E]very voice (barks, whinnies, whines, chirps, squeals, meows, ribbits, roars, the State of the Union address) derives from a common ...
Why do we find puppies more adorable than babies? The neuroscience of cuteness

Why do we find puppies more adorable than babies? The neuroscience of cuteness

Thomas Ling | 
[W]hat exactly happens in the brain when we gaze at a baby? And why do we respond the same way ...
How the fossils ‘Lucy’ and “Ardi’ changed our understanding of human history

How the fossils ‘Lucy’ and “Ardi’ changed our understanding of human history

Kermit Pattison | 
The discovery of [Lucy,] Australopithecus afarensis, advanced science in numerous ways. First, it illuminated one of the greatest mysteries of ...
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How would a coronavirus antibody test work?

Alexander McNamara | 
The hunt is on for a coronavirus antibody test that tells people whether they have had COVID-19 and are immune ...
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