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Our obsession with hereditary cancers didn’t start when….

Our obsession with hereditary cancers didn't start when we discovered the breast cancer gene Devon Stillwell, Johns Hopkins University Angelina Jolie received much public attention for...

Autistic people are more creative than you might think

Anna Remington, UCL Institute of Education Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression. But new research suggests we might...

A melting Arctic demands more – not less – research on...

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University The Arctic is melting rapidly. Who cares? Anyone who is concerned about the rising price of food, lives near the coast,...

Our ‘Rosetta Stone’ gene could unlock the secrets of schizophrenia

Kevin Fox, Cardiff University Schizophrenia affects around 1% of the global population and can cause paranoia, hallucinations and a breakdown in patients' thought processes, with...

Shift work causes breast cancer in mice, according to a new...

Shift work causes breast cancer in mice, according to a new study – so what does this mean for humans? Richard Stevens, University of Connecticut A...

Play linked to sluggish growth in infant monkeys – but should...

Phyllis Lee, University of Stirling For more than a century, researchers have tried to pin down exactly why so many animal species play in their...

Researchers carefully protect dangerous pathogens – but…

Researchers carefully protect dangerous pathogens – but how secure are all their data? Carole Baskin, Saint Louis University Ebola, smallpox, anthrax and many others: the most...

Scientists at work: cracking sea lions’ high-thrust, low-wake swimming technique

Megan Leftwich, George Washington University The California sea lion has a unique way of moving through the ocean. This highly maneuverable aquatic mammal produces thrust...

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