Although it might seem a fairly obvious observation, a new study from the University of Iowa has found not only that men, on average, have noses ten per cent larger than womens', they’ve also worked out why this might be.
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Tuesday 05 June 2012
The evolution of birds may have helped to keep insects from growing into much larger species, scientists have said. Faced with an airborne predatory threat, the creatures stayed small to be more manoeuvrable, it is believed.
Friday 27 April 2012
Experts tried 400 times but could not recreate events without assistance
Thursday 19 April 2012
This breeding ground for new stars, captured as never before by the Hubble Space Telescope, is in the heart of the Tarantula nebula some 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud – a small satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way.
Saturday 07 April 2012
If you see an athlete with purple stains on their lips during this summer's Olympics, they may be taking the latest performance enhancer – beetroot.
Thursday 05 April 2012
Overcome by a severe form of altitude sickness, and showing no vital signs, Lincoln Hall was left for dead near the summit of Mount Everest by his Sherpa guides. The next morning, another climbing party found him sitting cross-legged near a precipitous drop, frostbitten and delirious, but still alive. "I imagine you're surprised to see me here," he told them.
Monday 19 March 2012
Undetected heart defects affect about one in 500 young people. Most live normal lives unaware that anything is wrong. But in elite sportsmen and women who push their bodies to the limit, a defect may make itself felt suddenly with devastating effect. That may explain Fabrice Muamba's collapse. But with all Premier League players undergoing regular cardiac testing, it does not explain why his problem was not picked up in screening.
Sunday 11 March 2012
What does it all mean? With performers as gifted as this Dutch youth squad's, no one cares
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Large regions of the open ocean are being starved of oxygen because of warmer sea temperatures according to studies showing that fish and other marine creatures are moving into narrower habitats to avoid suffocation.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Andrew Miller emerges triumphant after support for biography divides the judging panel
Sunday 22 January 2012
She weighed less than a couple of mobile phones at birth, but now Melinda's made medical history
Saturday 07 January 2012
Nasa is investigating whether the Apollo 13 commander, James Lovell, has the right to sell a checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police