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How ancient squids survived extreme climate change

Scientists have uncovered how ancient squid-like animals survived dramatic climate changes not unlike those we see today.

Birth control pills halve size of women’s ovaries

Birth control pills can reduce women’s ovaries upward 50 per cent in size. However, it’s not dangerous, says lead scientist.

Danish scientist: lunar mining mission just a few years away

The Moon is full of rare minerals and new energy forms that can be used on Earth, says a Danish scientist who is working on getting mining companies to the moon in just a few years.

Diabetes gene found on Greenland

Scientists find genetic variant among Greenlanders that greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes.

Genes causing sudden heart failure discovered

Scientists have found the genes behind the hereditary heart disease long QT syndrome that leads to sudden heart failure -- even in young people.

Ultra-precise atomic clock will reveal if physical constants really are constant

New network of quantum entangled clocks will be so precise that it can measure if physical constants change on a daily basis.

Low education makes the brain age faster

Mental capacity and IQ deteriorate much faster for people with less education than others, study reveals. The findings provide new insight into the development of dementia.

ADHD and autism can be detected much earlier than previously thought

Children with ADHD or autism display symptoms even before they turn two years old, reveals new study. Scientists believe they can use the knowledge to treat children more effectively.

Danish scientists can soon predict which diseases you’ll get

Data from more than six million Danish patients has allowed scientists to map out how illnesses develop. In the future they will be able to predict which diseases will affect you.

What are the major challenges to modern medicine?

Modern technology has revolutionised health sciences and people are living longer than ever. At the same time, more and more are becoming seriously ill.