This particularly physical kind of philanthropy caught on in the mid-20th century.
If we go far enough back in time, we all share an ancestor. And some of the features found in our bones and bodies today are a testament to that.
Some animals have belly buttons that are easy to see, but others have ones that are more difficult to spot.
The first description of the snake clitoris may change what we think we know about mating and courtship among the slithering reptiles.
A 44th blood group was recently discovered by researchers at Bristol University.
The development of an immersive mobile phone application for university anatomy students offers insights into the future of online learning.
The brain’s somatosensory cortex may help enrich our emotional experiences and improve our mental health. Mindfulness and dance movement therapy may be effective ways to activate it.
Scientists themselves seemed to be unaware that their lack of comment on the absurdity of apartheid was a statement in itself.
Finnish cross-country skier Remi Lindholm suffered from a frozen penis during the Beijing Winter Olympics.
That brownish/yellowish gunk that comes out on your finger if you scratch deep inside your ear? It actually serves an important purpose in your body.
Millions of people do not fit neatly into male or female sex designations at birth, and wrong identification can set them up for a lifetime of physical and mental harm.
How have snakes evolved venom fangs so many times in their evolutionary history? Research suggests it’s due to a structure called ‘plicidentine’ in their teeth that can evolve into venom grooves.
From mythical beasts to extinct creatures, the pioneering special effects work of Ray Harryhausen inspired a generation of zoologists, palaeontologists and ecologists.
New research shows that the oldest surviving anatomical atlas comes from Han Dynasty China, and was written over 2,000 years ago.
Machine-learning algorithms can tell male from female brains. New research shows they might just be noticing that men have larger heads.
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
We’re full of blood – around five litres, on average.
Sexual health experts say it’s a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.
…and how to prevent it happening.
Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?