Human biology

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Why don’t opera singers deafen each other?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

02, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view on spooky science: AI needs regulating before it’s too late | Editorial
Editorial: If by 2052 a computer could match the human brain then we need better ways to build it


01, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical
Discovery of DNA modifications raises hope of treatment for disorders that particularly afflict twins

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

29, Sep, 2021 @1:41 PM

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How ancient footprints shed light on America’s first teenagers | Robin McKie
Adolescents always liked hanging out together, as new evidence of human activity from more than 20,000 years ago reveals

Robin McKie

26, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Children of the 90s: third generation joins pioneering UK study
Grandchildren, their parents and the original participants gather for 30th year of Bristol health project

Steven Morris

16, Sep, 2021 @1:51 PM

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‘Somehow we’re still here’: one parent’s shocking story of survival
Faced with danger, we act without thinking, as Nicola Kelly found when a day out with her family almost ended in disaster

Nicola Kelly

05, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Neuroscientist Anil Seth: ‘We risk not understanding the central mystery of life’
The professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience discusses his work to develop a scientific explanation for how the brain conjures consciousness

Tim Adams

21, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘The soundtrack to my life was burping and farting’: how disgusting is your partner?
Living and working in the same space has given many couples an unwanted insight into each other’s dirtiest habits. But should we really find them so gross?

Moya Sarner

14, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I’m Your Man review – Dan Stevens is the perfect date in android romance
Near-future tale of a woman who accepts a male ‘companion’ robot played by Stevens is laboriously told and not really funny enough

Peter Bradshaw

11, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Human body size shaped by climate, evolutionary study shows
Research combines data from fossils with climate models, revealing the effect of climate on body and brain size

Charlotte Burton

08, Jul, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Robots may soon be able to reproduce - will this change how we think about evolution? | Emma Hart
Nature is full of examples of biology adapting to its surroundings. Technology may just be about to catch up, says Emma Hart of Edinburgh Napier University

Emma Hart

21, Jun, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Falling sperm counts aren't as alarming as they sound | Marion Boulicault and Meredith Reiches
Apocalyptic predictions about male infertility seem to be everywhere, but the science doesn’t support them, says Marion Boulicault and Meredith Reiches

Marion Boulicault and Meredith Reiches

07, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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