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Intelligent life on Earth may owe its existence to an ancient virus which inserted its genetic code and machinery into early tetrapods and now helps their neurons talk to each other.
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A widely covered study alleges that humans lost the penile bone and a certain measure of endurance in mating. But that finding seems to be at odds with other studies.
We finally know why elephants are more resistant to cancers than humans. Can we use the same strategy they do?
Numerous studies show that humans have a biological aversion to extreme unfairness and inequality, and lash out when we encounter it.
Another scary side-effect of global warming may be the resurrection of ancient viruses from melting permafrost.
The easy way to make gene therapy more effective may be to resurrect a virus' evolutionary ancestors in a lab...
A satirical book about exterminating 90% of all men for a better world got some traction again. What would happen if we took it seriously and followed through?
If you want to get an idea of just how alien and bizarre an extraterrestrial might look like, consider the creatures that used to live right here on Earth some 500 million years ago.
One good way to fight bacteria that have a resistance to antibiotics may be to remove their resistance to antibiotics...