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You are the most popular at age 25

Our social networks are most extensive when we are in our mid-twenties.

Evolution will make our wisdom teeth disappear

A simple mathematical formula explains why our teeth look the way they do and suggest that our wisdom teeth will eventually disappear.

Do you have composer genes?

Musical creativity is at least partly inheritable according to a new study.

Incontinence risks decrease with Caesarean births

A new study shows that women who give birth the normal way can run nearly twice the risk of urinary incontinence problems, compared to those who have Caesarean sections.

Watch ESA’s new satellite being launched into space

The European Space Agency’s newest satellite soared into orbit with a beautiful backdrop of the northern lights.

New evidence that environmental change can outpace genetic adaptation

DNA analyses of a now extinct population of butterflies shows they could not adapt fast enough to habitat loss during the 20th century.

Healthy gut microbes could treat malnutrition

Gut microbes taken from healthy children reduced the harmful side effects of malnutrition in mice, including stunted growth and development.

Scientists find gene switch for “bad” fat

New study shows that targeting a certain gene can lower fat levels in the blood and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.

Tablets help students write faster – but is that better?

If they need to remember what they write, pencils work better. So what is really best?

Bullies and their victims at higher risk of depression

Kids who are both bullies and victims of bullying have a doubled risk of developing psychiatric problems later in life, says new research.