Language and perception of time are more linked than you may think.  JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Scientists have explored the concept of time in countless ways, but what about how time relates to one’s lingo? According to a recent study, the language you speak may affect your perception of the passage ofRead more

CRISPR use a tool that cuts or “edits” DNA in a specific spot (Supplied) Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.People with the disease have normal eyesRead more

 The study was the largest to date looking into genetics and same-sex sexual behaviour. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock Many genetic variants each play role in homosexual behaviour, study finds A vast new study has quashed the idea that a single “gay gene” exists, scientists say, instead finding homosexual behaviour is influenced byRead more

Artist Albert Robida imagined in 1882 how air travel might look in future. Everett Historical/Shutterstock If the aviation industry was a country, it would rank among the world’s of carbon dioxide (CO₂). Aviation emissions have risen by 70% since 2005 and as demand increases in rich and poorer countries, they’re forecast toRead more