Us double-X-ers can't feel quite so smug any more: apparently the Y chromosome isn't stagnating or decaying, as was previously thought, but is in fact evolving quite rapidly.
The world's first artificial pancreas is on the way, potentially freeing millions of diabetes patients from insulin injections and blood sugar checks.
They probably weren't trying to impress us with their delicate good looks - but Neanderthals wore makeup, according to new research.
About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors - and could be causing mutations and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
The discovery of new fossil footprints indicates that our ancestors left the sea for the land at least 18 million years earlier than thought.
It's not what you'd expect from all those moronic overheard conversations - but heavy cellphone users are apparently less likely to suffer from memory loss.
A computer scientist reckons he's calculated pi to a record 2.7 trillion digits - on a PC.
The winners of the 2009 Darwin Awards have been announced, and for the first time ever there's a woman on the shortlist.
Tossing a coin needn't be random at all, according to research.
Dolphins are almost as clever as people and should be given human status, according to a zoologist at Emory University.
Invetech has designed a 3D bio-printer that will be used by scientists to advance human tissue repair and organ replacement.
A see-through alternative to classroom dissections
Some people are just born right
March of the molars
Scientists say people will soon be able to replace lost teeth by growing new ones.
A 'bud' of cells capable of growing into a new tooth will be implanted where the missing one used to be. The procedure can be performed under local anesthetic and the new tooth grows within a few months of the cells being implanted.
A yacht, a freakin' yacht. Suck it poor people!
They're rubbish, says professor
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