• December 3, 2016
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Science & Technology

  • How tiny fibs snowball into big lies
    Nov 30, 2016 By Amina Khan
    A study offers evidence that dishonest behaviour escalates when it’s repeated, tying the phenomenon to emotional adaptation
  • Bacteria get dangerously weird in space
    Nov 30, 2016 By Shayla Love
    Something happens to microbes that leave Earth — sometimes they get better at causing disease; just as often they do the opposite
  • Why CMV is a greater threat to infants than Zika
    Nov 30, 2016 By Catherine Saint Louis
    Far less discussed, this hardy virus is transmitted by contact with saliva and urine, and can be devastating to a foetus
  • According to a study, if there’s status quo, the next 40 years could see another 2°C rise in temperatures and another surge in sea level
  • Weathering a Zika storm in Colombia
    Nov 23, 2016 By Donald G. McNeil Jr and Julia Symmes Cobb
    Finding out what stopped microcephaly in the country may help others to tamp down the epidemic’s worst effects
  • Mexico’s soda tax pays off
    Nov 23, 2016 By Melissa Healy
    A model predicts that over 10 years, the move could prevent 189,300 new cases of Type 2 diabetes and 20,400 strokes
  • Putting sugary soda out of reach
    Nov 23, 2016 By Anahad O’Connor
    Can public health officials force people to break their habit of cunsuming sugar-sweetened beverages?
  • What makes genes dominant or recessive?
    Nov 16, 2016 By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan
    There’s no simple answer, because genetics is complicated and many traits — such as eye colour — are influenced by many genes
  • Should we be scared of butter?
    Nov 16, 2016 By Jane E. Brody
    Unless there’s a medical condition that dictates otherwise, there’s no reason to cut it completely from your diet
  • Pizza made with love — by a robot
    Nov 16, 2016 By Maura Judkis
    Our culture has encouraged people who grow and prepare food with thoughtfulness
  • How music might improve your workouts
    Nov 16, 2016 By Gretchen Reynolds
    A new study shows that listening to your favourite song during intense interval training could make it seem tolerable, even fun
  • Fitness trackers might help us live longer
    Nov 16, 2016 By Gretchen Reynolds
    If only people could be motivated to use activity monitors, these devices could help to improve their health and live longer
  • Visions of life on Mars in Earth’s depths
    Nov 02, 2016 By Kenneth Chang
    Scientists have been looking for life in the underworld, a research that could throw light on where life could exist in the solar system
  • Break in exercise could diminish brain benefits
    Nov 02, 2016 By Gretchen Reynolds
    Workouts appear to ramp up blood flow through the skull not only during the actual activity, but throughout the rest of the day
  • Is yawning really contagious?
    Nov 02, 2016 By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan
    While the origins and purposes of the phenomenon remain mysterious, researchers agree that it makes you feel less tired
  • For years, pain kept this woman from eating
    Nov 02, 2016 By Sandra G. Boodman
    The doctors didn’t know why, but a fourth-year medical student finally found out what they had missed