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Science September 13, 2014
Insects teaching us about the birds and the bees
Birds, bees – even educated fleas do it. But why? Weird insect genitalia is helping unravel the evolutionary benefits of sex.
Health August 02, 2014
The long road to freeing the world of HIV/AIDS
Antiretroviral drugs have been successful in holding HIV at bay. But the quest for an AIDS-free generation has a long way to go.
Health August 30, 2014
Focus turns to expensive ’orphan drugs’
Subsidies encouraged Big Pharma to develop medication for very rare conditions. But there's a catch.
Health July 19, 2014
Artificial sweeteners may be fuelling rather than fighting weight loss
Artificial sweeteners may be leading to weight gain, but industry-funded studies seek to sugar-coat the research.
Health July 05, 2014
Supercentenarians show the power of good genes
Geneticists are studying supercentenarians in the hope we can all hang on to our grey matter.
Technology June 07, 2014
Google’s searches narrowing our experience
If Google is telling us what we want to know rather than surveying what is known, are its online search algorithms expanding our minds or reinforcing our biases?
Science May 10, 2014
All eyes on Pitch Drop Experiment
Though too late for its veteran custodian, last month’s rare milestone in the world’s longest-running experiment caused excitement around the globe.