Did you solve it? Turn it up to 11

The solutions to today’s puzzles Earlier today I set you the following two puzzles: 1) Why is every even digit palindrome divisible by 11? (An even digit palindrome is a palindromic number that contains an even number of digits, like Read More

Humans can make new brain cells into their 90s, scientists discover

Study may help diagnose and identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s much earlier Humans can make fresh brain cells until they are well into their 90s, but the production of new neurons falls in those with Alzheimer’s, even when Read More

Hopes rise for male contraceptive pill breakthrough

Trial of once-daily capsule appeared to reduce sperm count with few side-effects Hopes for a male contraceptive pill have increased after a trial showed a once-daily capsule appeared to work with no significant side-effects. The drug aims to suppress levels Read More

Natural History Museum to start dinosaur dig in US

Project Mission Jurassic will excavate land in Wyoming where brachiosaurus and diplodocus have been unearthed The Natural History Museum is embarking on its first major overseas dig since the 1980s in the hope of unearthing new Jurassic-era dinosaurs. The project, Read More

What animals can teach us about politics – podcast

Decades of studying primates has convinced me that animal politics are not so different from our own – and even in the wild, leadership is about much more than being a bully • Read the text version here Continue reading… Read More