Modern life is weakening your bones.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
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New research has rubbished perceptions of Roman Britain as a region inhabited solely by white Europeans.
A streamlined Lizzie Yarnold sliding her way to gold.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain's medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
Here’s a modern human skull on the left, and Neanderthal skull on the right.
Maeve, age 8, has a question that has stumped many scientists over the years. And that’s because it’s a surprisingly tricky question to answer. It depends a bit on what you mean by 'person'.
Not so dense?
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Scientists have identified a small number of people whose skeletons are extraordinarily break resistant, offering hints on how to make the bones of ordinary people stronger.
Many must wish that Shakespeare’s final words to posterity consisted of something more than a curt demand to be left alone.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
A typical elephant shark from the Melbourne Aquarium.
Some things that develop as normal in elephant sharks and other marine life can mimic things we see in human disease. That makes these 'mutants' ideal for study to find out why things go wrong in humans.
Your bones are cleverer, and more complex, than you might think.
The network of bone cells inside your skeleton rivals your brain in terms of complexity.
This old thing? Just found it lying around in the shed.
The British terrain and climate are not really designed for winter sports – there are few mountains suitable for skiing and our winters simply aren’t cold enough. Yet Team GB will be taking a 56-strong…