What your pupil says about your language

A simple word is enough to trigger a reaction in your pupil.

Oxford student creates the first synthetic retina from soft, biological materials

A synthetic retina developed from soft materials offers new hope for the visually impaired.

Human cartilage has been successfully 3D printed

Making new tissue could become as easy as bio-printing it.

Beating human heart cells were grown on a spinach leaf

This “green” technology could help to solve the organ transplant shortage.

3D map of the pancreas offers new tool in diabetes research

It’s not flashy, but it might make a big difference.

Paleontologists find 6.2 million year old wolf-sized otter

It was adorable, but also terrifying.

Why it doesn’t get dark when we blink

Blinking is strange, at least in one regard.

New soft heart robot could save many lives from heart failure

A soft, customizable robot fits around a human heart and helps it beat.

The appendix keeps you healthy and your gut bacteria happy, study finds

Happy gut bacteria are the best bacteria.

A minority of women go through extreme PMS – and now we know why

Researchers have discovered that a minority of women go through severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms due to a hormonal abnormality.

Why do men even have nipples?

If you feel silly for wondering why men have nipples you can feel a bit better knowing that Darwin had the same question.

Ancient fish solves one of your childhood mysteries about teeth

A tale of milk teeth and ancient fish.

What causes running pain and why it’s a sign ‘you’re doing it right’

There‚Äôs a common misconception that some people just aren’t made to run. Here’s what science says, instead.

Browse the brain one cell at a time in the most detailed atlas ever made

And the Allen Brain Atlas is free to use. Hurray!

This 3D printing of a female clitoris shows how much you don’t know about female genitalia

Take a look at this image. What do you think it is?

Synthetic heart tissue bypasses the use of animal-sourced valves, arteries and veins

The synthetic tissue is safer and more reliable than that sourced from dead pigs or human cadavers.

A smart brain is not only big, but blood thirsty too

The brain needs a lot of blood to be smart.

Detailed new map of human brain reveals almost 100 new regions

Just like space, the human brain has plenty of uncharted territory.

Research suggests turtle shells evolved for digging, not protection

The discovery highlights how trait functions can change with evolution.

Researchers find what’s giving you dandruff – and it’s probably not what you think

Dandruff is the most common scalp condition, yet we know surprisingly little about it.