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.
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?
Why you should consider donating your body to research once you die.
Newly discovered extinct ape Danuvius has some human-like features, but that doesn’t mean it could walk like us.
New research suggests the clitoris is equally as important for reproduction as it is for sexual pleasure. But the evidence behind that claim is up for debate.
Rugby players, wrestlers, mixed martial artists are at risk of it. As are piano movers.
The wonderful changeable skeleton.
A scientist explains how the brain works, for younger readers.
Dissection also plays an important role in introducing students to death. It provides moral and ethical training for students as well as a humanistic approach to patient care.
How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
Those little nuggets in your nose are actually a sign your body is working to protect you.
The body tries to plug a wound quickly to stop germs getting in through broken skin and making you sick. But behind the scenes, your blood is working hard to repair a wound.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
Being double jointed doesn’t mean you have an extra joint – an expert in biomechanics explains what makes some people doubly bendy.
Your teeth started to grow even before you were born.