Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure out what it says. Stephen Bax investigates this cryptic work.
Scientists think they’ve found the molecular basis for organ transplant rejection. Now that we know its cause, could we prevent its effect?
The human brain is visibly split into a left and right side. This structure has inspired one of the most pervasive ideas about the brain: that the left side controls logic and the right side controls creativity. And yet, this is a myth, unsupported by scientific evidence. So how did this idea come about, and what does it get wrong? Elizabeth Waters looks into this long held misconception.
Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here’s why that’s so difficult.
This inspirational medical student Fraser takes elderly people on rickshaw rides to overcome loneliness.
Mary is 89 and lives in a home, she and friend Chris are taken on rickshaw rides by Fraser to get them out and about in Aberdeen.
For adults, the CDC recommends at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and two, or more, days of muscle training per week. However, not everyone meets those standards. This is what happens to your body when you go from regularly exercise to none at all.