Life Sciences

The impact that cooled the earth

It’s now accepted scientific fact that the extinction of the dinosaurs was the direct result of a colossal meteor impact…

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Why a health-rich long life can become a reality

Given the opportunity to live much longer lives, many of us might feel less than thrilled at the prospect. After…

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Why an old disease may be the curse of the future

New extensively drug-resistant variants of an ancient and deadly disease – typhoid fever – are spreading across international borders. Cases have been reported in…

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Why adolescents are doing less and less

Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such…

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Are we witnessing a new Mass Extinction?

For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on Earth. The…

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Red meat: safe to just go ahead and eat it after all?

A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is…

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Trump plans to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes with flavor

US President Donald Trump has announced that after a spate of vaping-related fatalities, his administration will ban flavored e-cigarettes. Mr…

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Disruption at the core of Astrophysics

Mystery galaxy DF-2 appears to lack the crucial ‘dark matter’ ingredient The space and science-hunters expert website, Space.com, reports that…

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Predicting the Unpredictable How Mandelbrot mastered the science of predictive Disruption…

Back in the 1960s, IBM – like the majority of technology businesses – was faced with one issue above any…

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Brain hack devices must be scrutinized, say top scientists

It is necessary to investigate devices that merge machines with the human brain, a study has said. “People could become…

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