Identical twins separated at birth in South Korea discover each other through DNA testing

Identical win sisters who were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by two different American families recently learned that one another existed — and reunited for the first time on their 36th birthday.  Neither Molly Sinert nor Emily Bushnell knew that they were twins, or had much information at all about their backgrounds … Read more

Scientists discover two new species of burrowing mammal ancestors

Scientists have discovered two new species of burrowing animals that lived in northeastern China 120 million years ago.  Skeletal remains of the species, called Fossiomanus sinensis and Jueconodon chenispiky, reveal they had claws designed for ‘scratch digging’ – a technique to create tunnels using the claws of the forelimbs.  Experts at the American Museum of Natural … Read more

Scientists discover distinct chemical ‘signatures’ for concussion in rugby players’ SPIT

by Mia de Graaf, US Health Editor As athletes of all sports speak out about their brain injury fears, we run through the need-to-know facts about risks, symptoms, tests and research. 1. Concussion is a red herring: Big hits are not the problem, ALL head hits cause damage All sports insist they are doing more … Read more

Triplets, 35, discover grandmother was from SAME area they grew up after being adopted at four

Mixed race triplets born to a white mother and desperate to trace their father’s ancestry discovered they are of West African and Irish descent on an emotional episode of BBC2’s DNA Family Secrets.   Peter, David and Phillip, 35, who now live in County Antrim, were born in Merseyside and moved to Northern Ireland as children after … Read more

Builders refurbishing city centre bar discover forgotten cellar belonging to 250-year-old pub

The ancient remains of one of Cardiff’s oldest pubs have been discovered during building work.  The Horse and Groom served customers in Womanby Street for hundreds of years, from the 18th Century, right up until the early 1990s.  The pub is said to date back to 1776 and was well known for having a brass pipe … Read more

Scientists discover new rocky Super-Earth planet called Gliese 486b that could host ALIEN life

A ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet with a surface temperature slightly cooler than Venus may have an atmosphere able to host alien life, according to a new study.  Astronomers from the Max-Planck Institute used different methods of observation to discover the alien world orbiting a nearby red dwarf dwarf star 26 light years away. Gliese 486b is the … Read more

Scientists discover genetic trains that make some people more partial to napping 

Needing to ‘rest your eyes’ for a daytime snooze could be more than just exhaustion, according to a new study that found the need to nap may be in your DNA. Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) worked with data from the UK Biobank, which included genetic and general information on 452,633 people including … Read more

Scientists discover evidence of melting snow on Mars flowing into gullies

How important is the presence of liquid water? It is now widely believed that Mars holds a reasonably large volume of water. However, the surface of the planet is so cold, this water exists only as ice. In order for life to exist on a planet, many scientists believe it is essential for the world … Read more

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover vibrant Venice with TV’s Sherrie Hewson

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover vibrant Venice with TV’s Sherrie Hewson By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:01 GMT, 13 February 2021 | Updated: 22:01 GMT, 13 February 2021 Romantic, beautiful and beguiling: even among the great Italian cities, Venice is a spectacular gem.  And there’s no better way to explore its unique … Read more

How to discover your hair type by putting a strand in a glass of water and seeing if it floats

A woman has revealed how to discover the best product for your hair type, by testing a strand of your hair in a glass of water to see if it floats. Chloe Amore Beatty, 21, from North Carolina, has become a social media sensation for revealing her hacks for natural hair care and showing  how … Read more