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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Thursday 09 April 2009
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Most lay people know that Mount Everest is the highest in the world. What is less well known is that to reach the summit it is necessary to go up and down it about five times.
Monday 23 March 2009
The ability to make unlimited quantities of red blood cells – which carry vital oxygen around the body – has been a dream of medical researchers for almost half a century. Now that dream is near to reality with developments in embryonic stem cell research.
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Monday 02 March 2009
Saturday 21 February 2009
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Sunday 08 February 2009
The solution came from other forms of life that had emerged on land. A few small, worm-like creatures probably emerged from the sea at about the same time as the earliest plants and mosses, about 420 million years ago.
Monday 26 January 2009
Thursday 08 January 2009
Friday 26 December 2008
An explosion ripped through an apartment building in southern Ukraine, killing 19 people. A further 24 people are still unaccounted for, and officials expect the death toll to rise. Twenty-one residents were pulled out alive from the five-storey block in the Black Sea resort of Yevpatoria. The blast, probably caused by canisters of oxygen stored in the basement, flattened all five floors, leaving rubble several metres high strewn with wires, smashed furniture and personal possessions. "As I was walking by, I heard a bang, and then I saw this building crumble," one witness said. Another, who lived opposite the apartment block, said: "We heard a terrible bang. We thought our balcony crashed because of the way the windows vibrated. But when I went on to the balcony I saw smoke from the other side." President Viktor Yushchenko and the Prime Minister, Julia Tymoshenko, set aside their feuding to arrive at the scene together. Mr Yushchenko declared today a national day of mourning. Casualties caused by gas blasts in often crumbling apartment buildings are common occurrences in former Soviet republics, particularly in winter when residents use more heating. Reuters
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Images of a terminally ill man ending his own life in a Swiss clinic are to be shown on British television for the first time tonight. The scenes were filmed with the patient's consent. His widow has praised the film for breaking the "taboo" that surrounds assisted suicide.
Thursday 30 October 2008
A patient has become the first in Britain to have a life-saving transplant using a technique that doctors hope will increase by 25 per cent the number of lungs available for transplant.
Monday 15 September 2008
Saturday 30 August 2008
Four out of five British travellers say they could walk alone and unaided to the North Pole with nothing more substantial than a chunky-knit jumper and a pocket full of Kendal mint cake. Even by the standards of some of the travel surveys that emerge during the dog days of August, that is tosh. But how about the statistic that was cited in the aftermath of a diverted Ryanair flight this week? "Well over 80 per cent of people on that flight knew they were going to die."
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