Cat genomics could help in the understanding of the vast amount of mammalian DNA that does not constitute genes, and is poorly understood. Photograph: Getty

Leslie Lyons is a veterinarian and specialist in cat genetics. She is also a cat owner and general cat partisan who has been known to tease her collea(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence: there are two scenarios in which he could be installed as president in place of a deposed Donald Trump. Photograph: Erin Schaff//AFP via Getty Images

The storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday has prompted calls by some lawmakers to remove him from office bef(...)

In rats with mild cognitive impairment, weight training had “effectively restored” their ability to think. Illustration: iStock

Weight training may have benefits for brain health, at least in rats. When rats lift weights, they gain strength and also change the cellular environm(...)

Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish during  a  college football game. Research suggests former students who attend games are more likely to donate. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s a crisp week day morning in the small city of Columbia in central Missouri. Like many towns across America at this time of year, shopfronts and h(...)

Biochemical engineer Frances  Arnold in Pasadena, California, US. Arnold won half of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: CalTech/EPA

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used i(...)

Pro-choice activists  in front of  the US Supreme Court in Washington DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

Marie Antoinette’s alleged “let them eat cake” remark had a quality of truthfulness, even if she never in fact said it. We can be more confident – thi(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate US senator Tim Kaine arrive for a campaign rally at Florida International University in Miami on Saturday. Photograph:   Gaston De Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images

“Fe, familia y trabajo” was how Tim Kaine defined his life and public service around faith, family and work at his first campaign event as Hillary Cli(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Gardaí man the periphery of the crowd as the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade continues at Parnell Square, March 17th, 2016. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to throng the streets of cities and towns across the country for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parades(...)

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