• March 17, 2018
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Science & Technology

  • With age, people tend to get more premature heart beats. The great majority of the time, they are not life-threatening
  • Once they felt free to roam
    Mar 14, 2018 By Jim Robbins
    A growing field called “movement ecology” is casting light on the secretive movements of wildlife and how those habits are changing
  • Magical microbes — how to feed your gut
    Feb 28, 2018 Amy Fleming, Guardian News & Media Ltd
    Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out — one category of food will make your microbes wither
  • The secret battle plaguing women
    Feb 28, 2018 By Sally Howard
    Endometriosis causes years of agony for millions worldwide. Why isn’t more being done to ease their pain?
  • Binge eating at night? Blame your hormones
    Feb 21, 2018 By Roni Caryn Rabin
    The problem for dieters who give in to food cravings at night may lie in the complex orchestra of hormones that drive hunger
  • 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