Dead Sea Scrolls: two scribes probably wrote one of the manuscripts

The researchers used machine learning to study the 2,000-year-old document.

Peter Phillips, Research Fellow in Digital Theology, Director of CODEC Research Centre, Durham University • conversation
today ~6 min

Study: Sex differences in Covid-19 mortality vary across racial groups

Black women are more vulnerable than white men, illustrating how race and gender intersect to shape health outcomes.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
today ~6 min

Prehistoric cave painters might have been ‘high’ on oxygen deprivation – new study

It's possible that low oxygen levels in caves produced hallucinations – but that doesn't explain the majority of prehistoric art.

Paul Pettitt, Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~8 min

Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade.

bbcnews
April 16, 2021 ~3 min

Scientists are on a path to sequencing 1 million human genomes and use big data to unlock genetic secrets

The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.

Xavier Bofill De Ros, Research Fellow in RNA biology, National Institutes of Health • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

We're creating 'humanized pigs' in our ultraclean lab to study human illnesses and treatments

Medical research to benefit people is first conducted in animals. Creating a new biomedical model by inserting human immune cells into pigs may lead to new insights and treatments.

Adeline Boettcher, Technical Writer II, Iowa State University • conversation
April 12, 2021 ~8 min

How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more?

Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.

Evan Simons, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropology, University at Buffalo • conversation
April 5, 2021 ~5 min

How did humans evolve, and will they evolve more?

Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.

Evan Simons, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropology, University at Buffalo • conversation
April 5, 2021 ~5 min

Long spaceflights and endurance swimming can 'shrink the heart'

Long periods of time in space and extreme-duration swimming can both cause the heart to shrink.

bbcnews
March 29, 2021 ~5 min

The real reason humans are the dominant species

How demand for energy has been central to the development of humanity.

bbcnews
March 28, 2021 ~12 min

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