The seaweed farms that could feed us all – at a cost

Mammoth efforts to grow seaweed are springing up in the Philippines and beyond, and they’re in line for Elon Musk’s ‘largest incentive prize in history’. Meddling with the ocean to grow them, however, has some scientists troubled.

Science is now revealing Neanderthal genetic legacy

Using the rapidly improving ability to piece together fragments of ancient DNA, scientists are finding that traits inherited from our ancient cousins are still with us now, affecting our fertility, our immune systems, even how our bodies handled COVID-19.

Justice for Neanderthals!

They were long derided as knuckle-draggers, but new discoveries are setting the record straight. As we rethink the nature of the Neanderthals, we could also learn something about our own humanity.