The face of a medieval man who lived 600 years ago was reconstructed from a skeleton.
Face of medieval man reconstructed from 600-year-old skeleton
Chemical compounds called nucleobases, the essential building blocks that make up DNA, have been detected for the first time in a lab-based simulation designed to mimic the gaseous clouds that are found lingering in the vast areas of space between stars.
Building blocks of life could have formed in interstellar clouds
Hundreds of journalists called Wednesday for European officials to take action against Google over its refusal to pay media companies for displaying their content in defiance of a strict new European Union (EU) copyright law.
Journalists urge action against Google over EU copyright dispute
As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering toward cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible.
To go big on EVs, Japanese carmakers think super-small
Traces of ancient ‘glue’ on a stone tool from 50,000 years ago points to complex thinking by Neanderthals, experts said.
Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking
A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore's waterfront on Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionize travel in traffic-choked Asian cities.
Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push
Scientists have raised fresh hopes for treating people with genetic disorders by inventing a powerful new molecular tool that, in principle, can correct the vast majority of mutations that cause human genetic diseases.
New gene-editing tool could fix most harmful DNA mutations
Scientists are experimenting with all kinds of ideas to extend lifespan and give us a few extra years of existence, and now a mouse study has produced some intriguing results: A longer life thanks to hyper-long telomeres.
Scientists extend lifespans of mice in a genius new telomere study
Scientists in Japan discovered a new type of virus that could challenge the already complicated notions of how we categorize what viruses are, and what they can do.
Strange new virus could represent 'entirely new system of viral evolution'
Neuroscientists may have crossed an ‘ethical rubicon’ by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals, researchers warn.
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains

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