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Mammal study explains ‘why females live longer’

Mammal study explains ‘why females live longer’

Science
A new study that looks at lifespan in wild mammals shows that females live substantially longer than males.The research finds that, on average, females live 18.6% longer than males from the same species.This is much larger than the well-studied difference between men and women, which is around 8%.The scientists say the differences in these other mammals are due to a combination of sex-specific traits and local environmental factors.In every human population, women live longer than men, so much so that nine out of 10 people who live to be 110 years old are female. This pattern, researchers say, has been consistent since the first accurate birth records became available in the 18th Century. While the same assumption has been held ...
Gene explains why some low-lying plants are bald, others are hairy

Gene explains why some low-lying plants are bald, others are hairy

Science
Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered the gene responsible for baldness in plants. The gene explains why some alpine plants are hairy while their low-lying peers are hairless. New genetic analysis suggests snapdragon plants living at high altitudes have evolved the ability to turn off the genes responsible for silencing hair. The tiny hairs on their stalks and leaves help protect plants growing on sunny cliffs and hillsides from harmful ultraviolet rays. Meanwhile, plants growing at lower elevations remain bald. For snapdragon plants living in shady valleys, the tiny hairs, called trichomes, are unnecessary. The hairs of some plants secrete useful chemicals, including the antimalarial drug artemisinin, as well as compounds that lend herbs and hops their unique flavor profiles. The ...
Jack Garratt explains his three-year absence from music: ‘I hated myself’

Jack Garratt explains his three-year absence from music: ‘I hated myself’

Entertainment
"It feels weird to be back," says Jack Garratt, on the eve of releasing his first new music since 2016."I'm really looking forward to it but also, at the same time, I'm terrified, and I want to quit."He's not exaggerating. The last time Garratt released music, it triggered a crippling episode of self-doubt from which he's only recently recovered.Four years ago, the 28-year-old was tipped as one of the UK's brightest new stars, winning both the Brits Critics' Choice prize, and the BBC Sound of 2016. His virtuosic debut album, Phase, saw him hailed as a mad musical scientist, chopping up genres and stitching them together in weird new forms. Soaring above it all was the singer's gorgeous, aching tenor. But the attention didn't sit ...
‘They tell me it’s not over’ – Peter Crouch explains why Liverpool fans won’t get carried away

‘They tell me it’s not over’ – Peter Crouch explains why Liverpool fans won’t get carried away

Sports
Liverpool have taken control of the Premier League title race but former Reds striker Peter Crouch says nobody at Anfield will be getting carried away with their commanding lead at the top of the table.Crouch joined Alan Shearer on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday to analyse the Reds' performance as they beat defending champions Manchester City 3-1 to go eight points clear.Here, he explores what makes Jürgen Klopp's side so formidable, but explains why some Liverpool fans will not be celebrating anything yet. 'No Liverpool fans are telling me "we are going to win the league"'
Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Sports
Pep Guardiola insists he was not being sarcastic when he approached referee Michael Oliver after Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The City boss appeared to thank the official for his performance in a melodramatic fashion after the final whistle at Anfield. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola appeared to sarcastically congratulate Michael Oliver at the end of the game Guardiola had been enraged during the Premier League clash as his side were twice denied penalties for possible handballs against Trent Alexander-Arnold. The first was the most controversial, coming immediately before Fabinho opened the scoring. The second came late on as City rallied in response to further goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. “It was not sarcastic,” Guardio