A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Our cells may be small, but they are mighty. And they are made of lots of amazing stuff, from the DNA that tells your body how to grow, to mini skeletons that let cells move around.
We’re full of blood – around five litres, on average.
In his recent interview, Prince Andrew claimed that he had stopped sweating. Here’s what the research says about how and why our bodies do it.
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.
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.
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
Tickling is an important sign that someone – or something – is touching you. An expert explains how it works.
The short answer is we have evolved to have nails because they help us pick things up (like food) and pick things off (like bugs).
Leonardo’s interest in the human form and replicating human bodily movement foreshadow ideas present in modern robotics.
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
Your stomach works very hard with some other body parts to break down food into small pieces. Your body takes in what it needs and the rest is turned into poo.
As gas from your stomach comes up your food pipe, it makes the surface of the upper part of your oesophagus rattle and vibrate. It is a bit like windows that rattle during a windy storm.
Don't try this at home, kids.
More and more people are trying veganism, but how does the human body respond to losing animal products from its diet?
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney’s current Real Bodies exhibition, over claims that it could display remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
In the future, traps for mosquito that spread the dengue and chikungunya virus could be made from the carbon dioxide in human breathe as well as body odour.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.