• April 25, 2018
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Science & Technology

  • Health mystery: Why was she losing weight?
    Apr 18, 2018 By Sandra G. Boodman
    After her weight dropped and swallowing became difficult, Jill Sherrill realised she needed help
  • What’s behind many mystery ailments?
    Apr 18, 2018 By Carl Zimmer
    Researchers examining symptoms of more than 20,000 patients find that nearly 800 may have genetic conditions
  • Uncovering a new history of humanity
    Apr 04, 2018 By Carl Zimmer
    DNA recovered from a small piece of bone can tell scientists about human migrations over thousands of years
  • Small daily life stresses can harm you
    Apr 04, 2018 By Jennifer Breheny Wallace
    One traffic jam a week isn’t going to kill you but chronic hassles raise the levels of stress hormones
  • Brain surgery in 3-D
    Mar 28, 2018 By Denise Grady
    Surgeons who have tested new technology predict it will change the way many brain and spine operations are performed and taught
  • 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