Why we're smarter than chickens

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report.

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.

Humans' big brains might be due in part to newly identified protein

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Experiments revealed that the protein, is made in growing brains of humans, and appears necessary for normal proliferation of human brain stem cells growing in a lab dish.

Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk

Posted in Science on 8th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk Coast in the East of England.