This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Cover Image: Discovered in 2011, the ancient remains of a chariot-pulling horse were found in a tomb more … Continue reading This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial

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Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Universities of New South … Continue reading Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now some … Continue reading Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

90,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Found in Saudi Arabia Could Rewrite Human Migration History

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of researchers has discovered a fossilized human finger bone in the Nefud Desert of … Continue reading 90,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Found in Saudi Arabia Could Rewrite Human Migration History

Schizophrenia a side effect of human development

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Schizophrenia may have evolved as an “unwanted side effect” of the development of the complex human brain, a … Continue reading Schizophrenia a side effect of human development

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A reconstruction model from the skull of ‘Cheddar Man’ after DNA analysis … Continue reading DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Credit: CC0 Public Domain Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale … Continue reading A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

Truck damages Peru’s ancient Nazca lines

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories This Peruvian Ministry of Culture picture shows damage caused by a truck … Continue reading Truck damages Peru’s ancient Nazca lines

Eyes and Eardrums Move in Sync, Researchers Discover

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News Duke University Professor Jennifer Groh and co-authors have found that keeping the head still but shifting the … Continue reading Eyes and Eardrums Move in Sync, Researchers Discover

Working Human Mini Muscles Grown from Skin Cells in Scientific First

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Scientists have created tiny artificial human muscles that contract and respond to neural and electrical stimuli just like … Continue reading Working Human Mini Muscles Grown from Skin Cells in Scientific First

Science has outgrown the human mind

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quartz The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to … Continue reading Science has outgrown the human mind

No, there has not been a successful human head transplant

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science In a 2015 TEDx talk, Sergio Canavero made a bold and tantalizing claim: by 2017, he swore, he … Continue reading No, there has not been a successful human head transplant

Human Brain Organoids Implanted Into Rodents

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to RealClearScience Minuscule blobs of human brain tissue have come a long way in the four years since scientists in Vienna discovered how … Continue reading Human Brain Organoids Implanted Into Rodents

Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth

Human teeth evolved from the same genes that make the bizarre beaked teeth of the pufferfish, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The study, led by … Continue reading Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth

Tensions Flare as Scientists Go Public With Plan to Build Synthetic Human DNA

One of the greatest ethical debates in science – manipulating the fundamental building blocks of life – is set to heat up once more. According to scientists behind an ambitious … Continue reading Tensions Flare as Scientists Go Public With Plan to Build Synthetic Human DNA

DNA’s secret weapon against knots and tangles

M. Imakaev/G. Fudenberg/N. Naumova/J. Dekker/L. Mirny DNA loops help to keep local regions of the genome together. Leonid Mirny swivels in his office chair and grabs the power cord for … Continue reading DNA’s secret weapon against knots and tangles

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn’t science fiction. Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with proteins taken from human umbilical cord blood. The … Continue reading Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase in neural signal diversity – … Continue reading First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
 

  When it comes to space travel, there’s no shortage of enthusiasm to get humans to Mars, with Space X’s Elon Musk saying his company could take passengers to the … Continue reading We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
 

Scientists might finally understand one of the most basic but mysterious aspects of our heartbeats

When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you’d think scientists would have the science behind it pretty much figured out. But for centuries, the physics … Continue reading Scientists might finally understand one of the most basic but mysterious aspects of our heartbeats

Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

An MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging traces the bundles of nerve fibers that carry electrical signals between different areas of the brain. Credit: Thomas Schultz, Wikimedia Commons Seemingly countless … Continue reading Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The image shows two levels of … Continue reading B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Scientists show brain’s own opioids involved in musical pleasure

Credit: Human Brain Project The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study … Continue reading Scientists show brain’s own opioids involved in musical pleasure

Swearing is actually a sign of more intelligence – not less – say scientists

The use of obscene or taboo language – or swearing, as it’s more commonly known – is often seen as a sign that the speaker lacks vocabulary, cannot express themselves … Continue reading Swearing is actually a sign of more intelligence – not less – say scientists

Tiny, 540-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Didn’t Have an Anus

A scanning election microscope (SEM) took this detailed image of the deuterostome with the extra-large mouth. Credit: Jian Han A speck-size creature without an anus is the oldest known prehistoric … Continue reading Tiny, 540-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Didn’t Have an Anus