Having a baby seems to be linked to shorter caps on the ends of a woman’s chromosomes – a sign of ageing that has been linked to disease and a shorter lifespan
We weren’t the only ancient artists – the discovery of 66,700-year-old cave art show our Neanderthal cousins also liked to draw
Growing mini tumours in the lab from a patient’s own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on the right drugs to use
Apps want to disrupt public transport by creating “innovative” services that look suspiciously like buses, but real-time data could make for a better ride
Bats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given up on fighting such viruses
An analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful language
You can use Bernoulli's principle to explain how planes fly—but that isn't the only way.
In a chilly basement room sits a giant dome that looks like part physics experiment and part like that chamber Darth Vader kicks back in.
A review of the evidence on antidepressants has been hailed as the final word on these drugs, but questions remain for people with less severe depression
In the permafrost zone near Denali, an expanse of tundra bristles with so many sensors and cables that it resembles an outdoor ICU ward.