Paleontologist Yves Coppens, who discovered 3.2-million-year-old skeleton, Lucy, dies at age 87

BREAKING NEWS: Famed paleontologist Yves Coppens, whose discovery of 3.2-million-year-old skeleton, Lucy, proved human ancestors walked upright, dies at age 87 Yves Coppens died Wednesday at the age of 87 after battling an illness He was born on August 9, 1943 in Vannes, France and dedicated his life to unraveling the mystery of human origin … Read more

MailOnline tries the world’s first plant-based filet mignon steaks

MailOnline has tried the world’s first plant-based filet mignon steak – and it’s shockingly close to the real thing. Created by a Slovenian firm called Juicy Marbles, the fake filet mignon contains fat made from sunflower oil and soy protein that mimics real flesh. Rather than using 3D printing or scaffolding, Juicy Marbles uses a … Read more

Miniature ‘origami robots’ that can flip, spin, and SWIM could dispense medicines around the body

It may sound like the plot of ‘Fantastic Voyage’, but miniature robots that can travel around the human body and dispense medicines could soon be a reality. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a ‘millirobot’ that can roll, flip, spin, and even swim to enter narrow spaces. The fingertip-sized machine is inspired by the Japanese … Read more

Can an optician can spot if you’re at risk of a heart attack? Scan during eye tests could show signs

Can an optician can spot if you’re at risk of a heart attack? Scan during routine eye tests could show potential warning signs, study suggests A scan during routine eye tests could spot patients at high risk of a heart attack Experts say the tests will allow doctors to intervene early and cut the danger … Read more

Can an optician can spot if you’re at risk of a heart attack? Scan during eye tests could show signs

Can an optician can spot if you’re at risk of a heart attack? Scan during routine eye tests could show potential warning signs, study suggests A scan during routine eye tests could spot patients at high risk of a heart attack Experts say the tests will allow doctors to intervene early and cut the danger … Read more

Experts predict drugs that replicate effect of falling in love could be available within five years

Will love potions soon be a reality? Experts predict drugs that replicate the effect of falling head over heels could be available in three to five years Scientists predict so-called ‘love drugs’ will be available within three to five years Drugs offered could include the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin or anti-depressants Experts say there are ethical … Read more

New vaccine developed by BioNTech and Genentech could prevent deadliest cancer pancreatic returning

New vaccine could prevent deadliest cancer returning as early tests suggest it could help stop pancreatic disease from coming back Cutting age vaccine for pancreatic cancer has been hailed by experts after trial Results suggest personalized vaccines could stop deadly disease returning Quarter of pancreatic cancer patients survive over a year as T cells not … Read more

Ancient road discovered in Wales follows the route taken to transport bluestones to STONEHENGE

A newly discovered ancient Roman road in Wales may follow the same route taken by prehistoric people transporting the stones that built Stonehenge. The road, which crosses through the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, also reveals that Roman people ventured deeper into the country than previously thought. An archaeologist from Oxford University first found sections of … Read more

Is Maverick too OLD to be a fighter pilot? His age would not stop him-but his lifestyle might

The moment that Top Gun fans have waited more than 30 years for is finally here, with the UK release of Top Gun: Maverick today. The sequel to the cult classic sees Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise, training a cohort of graduates to become test pilots in the Navy. Maverick’s age is a … Read more

Seasonal flu may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’

Seasonal flu virus may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ that caused a global pandemic and killed up to 100m people, study finds The seasonal human flu virus ‘may have descended from 1918 Spanish flu strain’ Based on the analysis of samples collected in Europe during the 1918 pandemic Researchers in Berlin … Read more