• August 19, 2017
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Science & Technology

  • The eclipse that revealed the universe
    Aug 18, 2017 By Dennis Overbye
    Few eclipses have had more impact on modern history than the one that occurred on May 29, 1919
  • The problem with news covering nutrition is that studies not designed to answer specific questions are portrayed as though they do
  • An insight into autism
    Aug 02, 2017 By Pam Belluck
    Research suggests that genetics underlie how children seek out formative social experiences like making eye contact or observing facial expressions
  • Fizzy milk or crunchy cheese, anyone?
    Aug 02, 2017 By Harry Wallop
    Big food companies are seeking ways to adapt due to the rise of “clean eating” that has rendered many staple foods unpopular
  • What to blame for your stomach bug
    Jul 26, 2017 By Kate Murphy
    Most of us exper­ience an “acut­e gastr­ointe­stina­l event­“ at least once a year. Readi­ng the clues might reduc­e your risk in the futur­e
  • A groundbreaking bone-mending technique
    Jul 26, 2017 By N.P. Krishna KumarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Advanced medical technology that helped a cute Glasgow dog back on her feet could benefit everyone
  • A taste for blood
    Jul 19, 2017 By Adrian Higgins
    The way these plants have engineered themselves to consume insects is wondrous and amazes each generation that grows up to discover this phenomenon
  • The solution to skin ailments
    Jul 19, 2017 By Ferris Jabr
    Only in the last few years have scientists seriously studied how to therapeutically modify the skin’s native colonies of microbes
  • World’s plastic binge ‘dangerous’
    Jul 05, 2017 By Sandra Laville and 
Matthew Taylor
    Annual consumption is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
  • When anxiety masks a medical problem
    Jul 05, 2017 By Jane E. Brody
    Some patients seeking treatment for depression may have an underlying condition that must be addressed before any emotional symptoms are likely to resolve
  • A mummy’s medical secret
    Jun 28, 2017 By Nicholas St Fleur
    By investigating their secrets, scientists are seeking insights into the lives of people in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
  • How to make a mummy (accidentally)
    Jun 28, 2017 By Nicholas St Fleur
    Not every part of the body mummifies at the same time. Some internal organs, like the heart, take longer to dry out
  • That weird click in the jaw
    Jun 28, 2017 By Marlene Cimons
    If you hear a click in your jaw, this is what you need to know
  • Our body’s ‘control tower’
    Jun 21, 2017 By Natalie Angier
    The liver’s to-do list is second only to that of the brain and numbers well over 300 items
  • IBS patient Linda Buonanno knew the pills she was given contained no active drugs, yet they had an immediate effect on her condition
  • A verdict on gluten-free diets
    Jun 14, 2017 By Christy Brissette
    The key is eating a varied, nutrient-rich diet — whether it’s gluten-free or not