Sci-Tech
04 July 2011
Scientific information usually disseminates in peer-reviewed journals. A pecking order pushes the best science into the...
Lifestyle
27 June 2011
Malaria is one of the world's great scourges. Yellow fever, dengue, West Nile fever and elephantiasis are all spread by...
The Staggers
03 June 2011
What was initially dubbed "the Spanish cucumber disaster" is unravelling at an astonishing rate. Over a dozen...
Healthcare
03 June 2011
Can medicines treat obesity? When, in 1994, loss of a single gene encoding a protein hormone called leptin was shown to...
Society
26 May 2011
As a sceptic, I watch out for bad science and it's surprising how much mumbo-jumbo there is out there. Mumbo-jumbo?...
Sci-Tech
12 May 2011
When John Humphrys on the Today programme recently expressed astonishment that roughly 70 per cent of all tuberculosis-...
Sci-Tech
05 May 2011
Yuppie flu: the psychosomatic excuse of indolent, middle-class skivers, or a real disease? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or...
Lifestyle
27 April 2011
All tickets for Danny Boyle's Frankenstein at the National Theatre are sold out until it closes in May. The stage...
Healthcare
20 April 2011
Pfizer's decision this year to close its research facility in Sandwich, Kent, surprised few who had been following the...
Politics
24 March 2011
Oil prices are soaring as supply chains in the Middle East become fragile. BP's quest for deep-water reserves in the...
Sci-Tech
17 March 2011
Sex and violence, for many, are inextricably linked. J G Ballard based his literary career on melding the two. Recent...
Society
10 March 2011
The first signs of spring in the west of Scotland are here, and I've already seen some midges, those blood-sucking...
Society
03 March 2011
"This statement is false." The so-called liar's paradox is taken as proof that some things will defy human...
Sci-Tech
24 February 2011
"Am I not/A fly like thee?/Or art not thou/A man like me?" So wondered William Blake. Today we know that...
Sci-Tech
10 February 2011
The woes of the pharmaceutical industry are many. It has become increasingly difficult to bring new drugs to the...

Pages