genetics

pain

The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances

Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
Erin Young
10.30.18
PE

This Is Why Running Doesn’t Always Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Even seasoned marathoners can still have the dreaded runner's paunch.
Markham Heid
6.7.18
Sleep

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
جيسيكا دوري
5.30.18
history

The Genetic Atlas Shows You Where You Came From

It tells 4,000 years of human migration, breeding, and war.
Jason Koebler
11.15.17
Science

This Gene Determines Whether You Love or Hate Marmite

"Each of us is born with a tendency to be either a 'lover' or a 'hater.'"
Daisy Meager
9.7.17
plants

A Killer Fungi Could Wipe Out the World’s Banana Supply

New research from the University of California, Davis predicts that three fast-evolving fungal diseases could destroy the world’s bananas in five to ten years.
Daisy Meager
8.16.16
Health

New Research Says You Are What Your Grandpa Ate

Findings from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney found that obese male mice passed on a predisposition to metabolic disease to their sons and grandsons.
Daisy Meager
7.19.16
tech

This 28-Year Old Geneticist Has Created a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The World Health Organisation says that by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.
Nathalie Lagerfield
6.5.16
Health

How Gene Testing Forced Me to Reveal My Private Health Information

Uncovering the truth hiding in your DNA can lead to some major privacy conundrums.
Jody Allard
5.28.16
Art

An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals

Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
Anna Marks
4.25.16
Stuff

Documenting the UK's Black and Mixed Race Gingers

There's never been a better time to be ginge.
Natasha Culzac
8.24.15
family

Are We Destined to Become Our Mothers? A Scientific Investigation

If our brain is a computer, then our interactions with our parents are the default setting. And when things go faulty or get stressful in our adult lives, our neurons head for a familiar path, one usually set in early development. In other words...
Jessica Machado
7.8.15
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