• February 20, 2017
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Science & Technology

  • Part of the its problem is simply its classification. When you call it a vegetable, you ask it to fight above its weight class
  • The right way to fall
    Feb 15, 2017 By Kate Murphy
    Falls can occur at any age and are the most common cause of injury seen in hospital emergency rooms. Here, experts offer tips to avoid a nasty tumble
  • FinTech sessions held on sidelines of WGS
    Feb 14, 2017 Ed Clowes, Staff Reporter
    The sessions are part of a the wider strategy by the MoF to support innovation in the financial sector
  • When the terrible joint pain set in
    Feb 02, 2017 By Alice Reid
    Polymyalgia rheumatica, an autoimmune disease that spreads painful inflammation, strikes many older people
  • Weekend workouts are good enough
    Feb 01, 2017 By Gretchen Reynolds
    Whatever type of activity you can fit into your schedule appears to be better for your longevity than no activity at all
  • Results show how some defy hypersociality, and researchers have also been able to identify the cues that control ant behaviours
  • Getting older, sleeping less
    Jan 25, 2017 By Jane E. Brody
    The causes of insomnia are many, and they increase in number and severity as people age, yet the problem is often overlooked
  • The problem, researchers say, is that obesity and its precursor — being overweight — are not one disease, like cancer, they are many
  • Hooked on our smartphones
    Jan 18, 2017 By Jane E. Brody
    The near-universal access to digital technology is transforming modern society in ways that can have negative effects on health
  • Is listening with ear buds bad for your ears?
    Jan 18, 2017 By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan
    No pair of headphones is inherently good or bad for your hearing; it’s the volume that matters in the end
  • The expedition to Mauna Ulu in Hawaii is a dry run for the day when the space agency will send a real crewed mission to the Red Planet
  • Why do we cry?
    Jan 04, 2017 By Sarah Kaplan
    One theory is that tears are a communication tool, while another says crying is our body’s response to rapid emotional shift
  • The cough that doesn’t go away
    Jan 04, 2017 By Perri Klass
    Although it is frustrating to parents who want quick solutions, with a child who is otherwise well, the best response may be to wait
  • The success of Amazon’s Echo proves that we are slowly coming to terms with talking to machines
  • Cells from her own immune system helped six of her seven tumours disappear, and it is her unique genetic makeup that made it possible
  • Why do I get sick when the seasons change?
    Dec 21, 2016 By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan
    While cold weather can’t make you sick, it can make you more likely to get sick in several ways