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Blind cave fish lost eyes by unexpected evolutionary process

VPC Animals Photo/Alamy Stock PhotoWe've found out why a Mexican cavefish has no eyes - and the surprising answer is likely to be seized...

New Neanderthal Gene Analysis Shows We Have More of Their DNA...

A 52,000 year old splinter of bone uncovered in a Croatian cave has provided researchers with new insights into our connections to our closest...

(Almost) Everything You Know About Metabolism Is Wrong

Most of us have a deeply flawed understanding of metabolism. If you need proof of that, Google "how metabolism works" and watch as page...

Meet the Scientist Who Injected Himself with 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov is a soft-spoken guy with silver hair, and when he lets out a reserved chuckle, his eyes light up like he was...

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of...

Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences could change the body right...

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of...

The brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the world, and new evidence suggests the...

Component of fire ant venom shows promise as a psoriasis treatment

Firstly, it is necessary to make a distinction between systemic inflammation and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). SIRS consists of changes in clinical signs...

For The First Time, CRISPR Has Been Used to Dramatically Change...

We've never seen the CRISPR gene-editing tool used like this before. Scientists have turned a Japanese garden plant from violet to white by disrupting...

Evolution Continues: Natural Selection Still Removing Bad Genes From Humans

New research indicates genes associated with Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are becoming less prevalent in humans, suggesting human beings are still evolving.In a...

No, your genes don’t determine whether you love or hate Marmite

Edd Griffin/REX/ShutterstockYesterday New Scientist received a press release about a new piece of scientific research that was immediately, obviously silly. It was so egregiously...