The legendary Yeti may be a bear. Brian Sykes, an emeritus professor at Oxford University, tells the Associated Press that previously unidentified hair samples taken from what were thought to be Yetis appear to be genetically related to ancient polar bears.

In other parts of the world there are also stories of large, hairy, ape-like creatures that are called, alternatively, Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.