genetics

The Biggest Science and Technology Stories of 2018

From climate change to space travel, Charlotte Hartley recaps some of the most prominent and influential Science and Technology stories of 2018.

On genes, ancestry, and why we’re all descended from royalty

People love to declare their “part Viking” heritage, or direct descent from Roman legions. Unfortunately, most of these claims are little more than pseudoscience; they were even referred to by The Guardian as “genetic astrology”.