Archivo: The Guardian

An extraordinary new documentary about identical triplets who were separated at birth has reignited the debate over the dominance of DNA in controlling our behaviour and the way we live our lives

When high doses of painkillers led to widespread addiction, it was called one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine. But this was no accident.

The discover of a unique rooting anatomy from 407m years ago supports theory roots evolved at least twice, and step by step

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC

Researchers not sure apparent protective effect extends to progestin only products such as mini pill and implants

60% of the bonnethead shark’s diet is made up of seagrass, which they happily graze upon as well as eating fish, crabs, snails and shrimp

Galápagos finches have been the subject of a plethora of evolutionary studies, but where did the first ones come from?

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are changing their behaviour and evolution in cities – and in dramatic and surprising ways

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics says changing the DNA of a human embryo could be ‘morally permissable’ if it is in the child’s best interests

Nascent planet seen carving a path through the disc of gas and dust surrounding the very young star PDS70