Human impacts on the way our planet functions have now become so extreme many scientists are claiming the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state and into a new geological epoch.
The Stendrode is a radically new approach in the field of "brain-machine interfaces" - technology that delivers mind-control over computers, robotic limbs or exoskeletons and gives people with para
Antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but their misuse and overuse is making them less effective as bacteria develop resistance. Despite scientists' warnings, anitbiotic prescriptions in many
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, accounting for up to 70 percent of cases. After the age of 65, the chance of getting the disease doubles every five years. Given there's no cure,
The dog is man and woman's best friend, but how good a friend to your dog are you? We all like to think our dogs are really happy with us. But how can we be sure?
Ten years ago, Nicola and Jim Wal
Back pain - almost all of us has either had it or will experience it in our life time.
One hundred years ago, Einstein's theory of General Relativity was announced to the world.
It's amazing to think that in the 1900s a mere tenth of the world's population lived and worked in cities. Today, it's more than half.
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