Alice Roberts has just described how as five-week old embryos we all have gill arches – but thankfully none of us end up as fish. The watery origins of the voice box is just one among many fascinating chapters in The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: ... cont.
Dr Alice Roberts wrote her latest book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being — Evolution And The Making Of Us — on maternity leave with her second child. This tells you more about her than any TV show, because not only is she a bone expert, but has a ... cont.
Alice Roberts's wonderful new book could easily be called How to Build a Human, as it takes these grand unifying ideas of biology and synthesises them into a manual of development from conception to birth. Each one of us starts our tenure on Earth as a ... cont.
Two men wearing masks threatened four staff at the TSB bank on Manor Street this morning before tying them up and demanding cash as staff prepared to open the branch. The suspects escaped in a white VW Golf leaving the staff members shaken, but ... cont.
Bringing together the latest scientific discoveries, Professor Alice Roberts illustrates that evolution has made something which is far from perfect. Our bodies are a quirky mix of new and old, with strokes of genius alongside glitches and ... cont.