Offbeat: Technology offers powerful new genetic tools for human disease research in rodents —

Biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. Scientists around...

Offbeat: Fundamental principles of thinking —

It is one of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience: How do humans think? Until recently, we seemed far from a conclusive answer....
Kerry Katona jokes Loose Women ruined her marriage (Watch)

Kerry Katona jokes Loose Women ruined her marriage (Watch)

Kerry Katona has joked her panellist job on 'Loose Women' ruined her marriage to Brian McFadden. The Atomic Kitten star, who was a panellist on...

Offbeat: It alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures as soon as...

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change finds that if Bitcoin is implemented at similar rates at which other...

Offbeat: What’s giant panda conservation worth? Billions every year, study shows —

In China, the giant panda is clearly a cultural icon. And yet panda conservation, and the panda itself, is often criticized because of...

Offbeat: Associating colors with vowels? Almost all of us do! —

Does as in 'baa' sound more green or more red? And is as in 'beet' light or dark in colour? Even...

Offbeat: Protect key habitats, not just wilderness, to preserve species —

Some scientists have suggested we need to protect half of Earth's surface to preserve most of its species. A new Duke University-led study,...

Offbeat: Under time pressure, selfish people act even more selfishly —

When they must act quickly, selfish people are likely to act more selfishly than usual, while pro-social people behave even more pro-socially, a...
James Charles: Meet CoverGirl's first cover boy

James Charles: Meet CoverGirl’s first cover boy

James Charles, a 17-year-old makeup artist who has become an Instagram star with a large following, has been named as the first ever male...

Offbeat: Breathing through the nose aids memory storage —

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilised). If we breathe through the nose rather...

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