TO EVALUATE a new drug, you need a clinical trial that’s designed to most clearly reveal its effects. But such efforts to get the clearest signal have led drug developers to skew clinical trials to one particular group: white people.
Darwin's warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores – all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all
A blood test that can detect several types of cancer before a person falls ill has been hailed as a “holy grail” by many newspapers, but to be useful it will need to be refined to become much more accurate, otherwise it could fail to detect large numbers of cancer cases.
Once meetings are delayed by 10 minutes or more, they’re likely to be significantly less effective – and it’s probably your boss who’s to blame.
Walk barefoot through the grass in South Africa and you may step on one of these spiky seeds, which lie in wait, hoping to catch a ride to someplace new
Leader on emergency genome sequencing for paediatric intensive care.
Mild electrical stimulation just behind the ear seems to boost our balance and makes us walk more quickly with longer strides. The finding could lead to a device that helps people with balance disorders get around more easily.
People with epilepsy sometimes recall old dreams during seizures. Now a study has found that stimulating a particular part of their brains with electricity can also make this happen.
Plants that are meant to give your garden an ecological boost can back-fire, but if you're savvy your plot can still be a haven for wildlife
Find out what the Chelsea chop is and whether it works, how to turn your hydrangeas blue and whether you should you tie up your daffodils for the best display next year
Tomato suckers aren't all bad, Frankenstein squash probably won't take over and there are betters ways to protect your prized veg than planting companion species
From lining your pots with gravel to staking your trees, gardening tips are a dime a dozen. But which are gospel and which can safely be buried?
The older your mother was when you were born, the less likely you are to have children – but we don’t know why. An analysis of thousands of women has found that daughters of older mums are more likely to be childless – an effect that can’t be fully explained by social factors like wealth or education.
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