The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances
Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
This Is Why Running Doesn’t Always Get Rid of Stomach Fat
Even seasoned marathoners can still have the dreaded runner's paunch.
What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People
A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
The Genetic Atlas Shows You Where You Came From
It tells 4,000 years of human migration, breeding, and war.
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.'"
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals
Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
Documenting the UK's Black and Mixed Race Gingers
There's never been a better time to be ginge.
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...