Most mammals rely on scent rather than sight, but there is something particularly unusual about the vision of humans, apes and monkeys that requires an explanation.
Unlike all other chromosomes, which we have two copies of in each of our cells, Y chromosomes are only ever present as a single copy, passed from fathers to their sons.
‘Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man,’ he said.
Cell biologists like Sarkar are fascinated by Giardia, not only because it is pathogenic but also because of “the toolkit it uses to go through life”.
Many psychological studies don’t hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
They will join two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on board the station, effectively doubling the amount of time that can be spent on research.
While we have adapted in the past, we might not be able to adapt again by relying on biology alone.
It’s important to appreciate why a future in biological discovery for a student with no appreciation of mathematics seems somewhat bleak.
“I used to hate standing up and doing experiments, absolutely abhor it. I thought that there should be some other way I can contribute.”
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.