Human biology

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Eat plants, try pilates and stay positive: how to keep your body younger than your years
Do blueberries make you live longer? Is pilates proper exercise? How do you avoid loneliness? Botox, yes or no? Here’s how to age better

Luisa Dillner

28, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Go with your gut: scientist Tim Spector on why food is not just fuel
The scientist has spent years studying how gut health relates not just to nutrition, but to all aspects of our everyday wellbeing. He explains why it really is what’s inside that counts

Linda Geddes

15, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Meal of a lifetime: what to eat at every age
From training toddlers to socialising septuagenarians – here are the ideal ingredients to eat healthily at every stage of life

Coco Khan

14, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Listening to podcasts on headphones increases ‘perceived intimacy’ with host, research finds
Experiments found a voice coming from ‘inside our heads’ can be twice as persuasive as one coming from a speaker

Adrienne Matei

02, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Does life flash before your eyes? Brain scan of dying man suggests it’s possible
Scientists report unexpected brain activity in patient, 87, as he died from heart attack

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

23, Feb, 2022 @12:22 PM

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Hybrid Humans by Harry Parker review – man and machine in harmony
An ex-soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan examines the implications of advances in medical technology with intelligence and humanity

David Robson

21, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Brains do not slow down until after age of 60, study finds
Findings go against the assumption that mental processing speed declines from a peak at age 20

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

17, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Scientists identify how humans detect the smell of body odour and musk
Surprisingly little is known about the role played by our 400 or so receptors in identifying specific smells

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

03, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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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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