A new study on second language learning has recently taken the mediaby storm. A range of headlines – from the BBC to the Daily Mail and The Guardian – all trumpeted the depressing message that it’s impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after around age ten. All of these reports dramatically misrepresented the findings from the study,Read more

Joy Milne can smell Parkinson’s disease before it is medically diagnosed A Scottish woman who astonished doctors with her ability to detect Parkinson’s disease through smell has helped scientists find what causes the odour. Researchers in Manchester said they had identified the molecules on the skin linked to the smellRead more

A first-of-its-kind study has revealed that the architecture of women’s brains changes strikingly during their first pregnancies, in ways that last for at least 2 years. In particular, gray matter shrinks in areas involved in processing and responding to social signals. This may mean that new mothers’ brains are moreRead more

It is amazing to think that everything around us is made up from just 90 building blocks – the naturally occurring chemical elements. Dmitri Mendeleev put the 63 of these known at the time into order and published his first version of what we now recognise as the periodic table in 1869.Read more

Chinese scientist responsible for DESIGNER BABIES is facing DEATH PENALTY (Image: GETTY) THE Chinese scientist who allegedly gene edited babies towards the end of last year could be facing the DEATH PENALTY in his native country, according to his counterparts. He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen,Read more