Archive for October, 2011

Invasion of the body snatchers

Posted on October 29th 2011 in Features with Comments Off on Invasion of the body snatchers

Our bodies are the most personal thing we have. Every living thing on the planet has its own unique combination of DNA. Our DNA, interacting with the environment, creates an organism that will never be seen again in the universe. The cloned sheep Dolly was not the same as her doppelganger. Not even the most identical of identical twins are the same. In humans, our genes not only control how we look, but how we think too. Contained in our DNA is the recipe that governs the development and organisation of the neuron cells in our brain, from which comes…

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A shot of snake blood makes the heart grow

Posted on October 27th 2011 in News with Comments Off on A shot of snake blood makes the heart grow

This article was written for New Scientist. You can read the full piece here.

Wind turbine blades reach out to catch the breeze

Posted on October 25th 2011 in News with Comments Off on Wind turbine blades reach out to catch the breeze

This article was written for New Scientist. You can read the full piece here.

Anti-fatigue drug helps tired doctors – good idea?

Posted on October 24th 2011 in News with 1 comment

This article was written for New Scientist. You can read the full piece here.

Artificial crystals get their own textbook laws

Posted on October 14th 2011 in News with Comments Off on Artificial crystals get their own textbook laws

This article was written for New Scientist. You can read the full piece here.