Feeling Spaced Out: The Body in Orbit

Josh Bason On November 2nd 2000 the first crew arrived at the fledgling International Space Station. In doing so they began a 16-year human presence in Earth orbit which continues to this day. While this is a massive achievement for humanity, we shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the many difficulties of long-term human space … Continue reading Feeling Spaced Out: The Body in Orbit

Why Do We Have Dominant Hands?

Camille Lee-Own The evolution of handedness, where one hand is more competent at performing tasks, has been puzzling scientists for centuries. Recent research has shown that ancient human ancestors (hominids) may have been right-handed. Image Credit: Wikimedia The direction of cut marks on Homo habilis teeth indicate they may have held meat with their left … Continue reading Why Do We Have Dominant Hands?