• February 20, 2018
    Last updated 26 minutes ago

Science & Technology

  • Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential, or CHIP, is emerging as a major cause of heart attacks and stroke, as deadly as high blood pressure or cholesterol
  • A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fibre fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation
  • The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature
  • Supplements may not protect against bone breaks
    Jan 24, 2018 By Ariana Eunjung Cha
    Researchers are trying to make sense of conflicting studies on the association between supplements and bone density
  • Fighting climate change with mushrooms
    Jan 17, 2018 By Stanley Reed
    Seeking a more environmentally friendly detergent, scientists are hunting for enzymes in mushrooms that speed up chemical reactions or natural processes like decay
  • The dirty way to a green planet
    Jan 03, 2018 By Jacques Leslie
    Many scientists believe that the emerging understanding of soil’s role in climate stability and productivity will prompt a paradigm shift in agriculture
  • To slim as you age, add weights
    Jan 03, 2018 By Gretchen Reynolds
    Instead of beginning a walking programme or cutting calories, include weights to exercise regimen
  • Global warming fuelled 5 extreme weather events
    Dec 27, 2017 By Brad Plumer and 
Nadja Popovich
    Scientists are starting to study which of last year’s calamities can, and can’t, be linked to climate change
  • Little exercise is good too
    Dec 27, 2017 By Amby Burfoot
    New studies show that even light activity is healthier than previously thought
  • Group A strep bacteria releases toxins that can cause streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, destroy tissue and lead to organ failure and death
  • Are sugar alternatives a healthier option?
    Dec 20, 2017 By Nicole Mowbray
    From honey and agave to plant extracts, ‘natural’ sweeteners may not actually be any better for our bodies
  • ‘Opiophobia’ has left Africa in agony
    Dec 13, 2017 By Donald G. Mcneil Jr
    Palliative care experts wonder how they can help the 25m people who die in pain each year in poor and middle-income countries, and do so without risking an American-style overdose epidemic
  • Signs of serious mental disorders
    Dec 13, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    Trichotillomania and excoriation are two of several disorders collectively known as body-focused repetitive behaviours
  • Doctors grapple with how to treat depression
    Nov 29, 2017 By Nathaniel Morris
    Patients rely on medical professionals to help guide them, but they are often not sure which is the best approach — pills or psychotherapy
  • Altered genes might spread to places where the species is not invasive at all, but a well-established part of the ecosystem
  • Congo basin’s peaty swamps
    Nov 22, 2017 By John Vidal
    Ancient peatlands that store huge amounts of carbon are under threat from logging