Why do identical twins lead such different lives?

Jun 8, 2013

Why do identical twins lead such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were effectively treated as two versions of the one person: they were dressed in exactly the same manner and were given the same hairstyles. ...

Evolution: a new boost for 'aquatic ape' theory

May 4, 2013

Evolution: a new boost for 'aquatic ape' theory

It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed big brains because they took to living the good life by the water’s edge. This is the aquatic ape ...

Doomed 1897 balloon expedition a lively read

Apr 21, 2013

Doomed 1897 balloon expedition a lively read

In August 1930, the Norwegian ship Bratvaag, carrying a party of scientists and seal-hunters, moored off the tiny Arctic island of Kvitoya. Few humans had ever set foot there — it is extremely remote and usually surrounded by thick pack ice. A couple of ...

The truth behind the 'Origin of the Species'

Jun 28, 2008

The truth behind the 'Origin of the Species'

<< CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 And Wallace was impetuous. While Darwin fully understood the implications of his theory, holding back publication because he knew he would upset believers, including his wife, Wallace plunged in, happy to upset society. He didn’t give a damn, said ...