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It’s frighteningly easy to track someone down via DNA, scientist reveals

By ethan / October 13, 2018

A scientist at Israeli genealogy firm MyHeritage has published a paper revealing that public genealogy databases can identify relatives – third cousins and closer – in nearly two-thirds of people of European descent. This means that if your second cousin sent a DNA sample to MyHeritage or a company like it, that sample can be […]


How did Mars lose its oceans? Scientist may have cracked the mystery

By ethan / December 21, 2017

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 14:19 Mars might not be as dry as previously thought. New research from the University of Oxford suggests the water which once flowed on the Red Planet’s surfaces is actually locked in its rocks. It has been accepted for some time that streams of water used to flow along the […]


‘Beyond belief’: Scientist slams study identifying ‘oldest fossils ever discovered’

By ethan / December 19, 2017

Researchers have identified a series of fossils which they believe are the oldest living organisms ever discovered on our planet, pre-dating their closest competitor for the title by approximately 1 billion years. Using recently-developed and extremely rare technology, known as a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS), the researchers spent over a decade painstakingly examining the […]


‘Man flu’ debate rages again, thanks to this (male) scientist

By ethan / December 12, 2017

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:30 Edited time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:57 Men can wheeze a sigh of relief today, after a scientific review claimed that the phenomenon known as ‘man flu’ may well exist. The study argues that men really do have weaker immune response to respiratory viruses. After years of enduring the dual […]

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