• November 25, 2017
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Science & Technology

  • Congo basin’s peaty swamps
    Nov 22, 2017 By John Vidal
    Ancient peatlands that store huge amounts of carbon are under threat from logging
  • A sore throat may not be just a cold
    Nov 22, 2017 By Jill U. Adams
    Itchy eyes and sneezing might suggest another condition: airway reflux
  • Ebola’s legacy: Children with cataracts
    Nov 15, 2017 By Denise Grady
    Cataracts usually afflict the old, not the young, but doctors have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five
  • Eye disorders plague women more than men
    Nov 15, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    Experts speculate hormones are involved because many eye diseases occur after menopause — dry eye in particular. But there is no evidence that shows a link
  • Once disparaged as borderline quackery, the procedure — called ankle arthroplasty — is now used to treat arthritis
  • Ancient viruses are buried in your DNA
    Nov 01, 2017 By Carl Zimmer
    Scientists have learned that a protein called Hemo, made by a foetus and the placenta, is produced from viral DNA that entered our ancestors’ genomes 100 million years ago
  • ‘After, I feel ecstatic and emotional’
    Oct 25, 2017 By Simon Hattenstone
    If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution
  • Curiosity, and cash, fight a fever
    Oct 25, 2017 By Donald G. McNeil Jr
    A clinical trial enlisted some of England’s brightest minds to help scientists prove a new typhoid vaccine works and could save children’s lives
  • Chips off the old block
    Oct 18, 2017 By Cade Metz
    New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors. To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature
  • The dizziness that has lasted years
    Oct 18, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    A puzzling neurological disorder leaves patients feeling as if they are rocking, swaying or bobbing when they are actually still
  • Vivid colours, naturally
    Oct 04, 2017 By Erica Goode
    To avoid toxic dyes, traditional Mexican weavers are embracing pigments produced from alternatives like crushed insects and forest plants
  • Lack of sleep and mental health problems
    Oct 04, 2017 By Nicola Davis
    Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients
  • The case for a breakfast feast
    Sep 27, 2017 By Roni Caryn Rabin
    A new review provides the latest evidence to suggest we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolism
  • Living with a chronic illness
    Sep 27, 2017 By Judith Graham
    Older adults with asthma are five times as likely to die from the condition as younger asthma patients
  • An antidepressant’s grim side-effect
    Sep 20, 2017 By Roni Caryn Rabin
    A suicide leaves grief and tough questions about a drug used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, or other disorders
  • Get up at least once every 30 minutes
    Sep 20, 2017 By Melissa Heally
    Failure to do so may shorten your life, study finds