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Medicine
Medicine

Revealing the astonishing inner workings of the human body.

Perhaps Scientists Do
Perhaps Scientists Do "Play God", and Perhaps They Are Right To Do So

Much like love, synthetic biology can mean different things to different people.

Wildlife Fact Files
Wildife Fact Files

Find out more about our incredible natural world with our fact files!

How Science is Unravelling the Impacts of Our Ancient Ancestors on Animal Extinctions and Climate Change
How Science is Unravelling the Impacts of Our Ancient Ancestors on Animal Extinctions and Climate Change

America and Eurasia were once home to the sort of mammals that draw tourists to Africa.

Why Comedy Will Die in the Year 6000
Why Comedy Will Die in the Year 6000

Ben Miller reflects on the similarities between evolution and comedy.

Why Are Paper Cuts So Painful?
Why Are Paper Cuts So Painful?

Paper cuts are the bane of every book lover, but why do they cause so much pain?

The Curious Case of Spotted Hyaenas and Sex
The Curious Case of Hyaenas and Sex

Spotted hyaenas are far more remarkable than their evil, cackling scavenger label.

Super Silk: The Material of the Future
Super Silk

As the strongest natural material we know of silk is a truly astonishing substance!

Why do Narwhals have a Tusk?
Why do Narwhals have a Tusk?

The exact function of the narwhal's tusk has troubled scientists for years.

Greg Foot's Bizarre Science Questions Answered
Bizarre Science Questions Answered

Greg Foot answers some of the most bizarre science questions, like why is chilli hot?