The Next Ice Age

There are still a few people in northern Europe who think that global warming might not be such a bad thing. In Britain, where summer can sometimes seem to last little more than a few weeks, many

Contemporary Approaches to Struggle with Cancer

There are, broadly speaking, four ways to fight cancer. You can cut a tumour out, with surgery. Or you can try one of three different ways of killing it. Radiotherapy targets tumours with radiation. Chemotherapy uses chemicals

Don’t Let Kids Play Football

we have passed laws to keep children from smoking or drinking alcohol; and we do not use asbestos as an industrial product. As we become more intellectually sophisticated and advanced, with greater and broader access to information

Climate Change as Battleground

Climate Change as Battleground between India and Pakistan A farmer in Patiala, India shows damage to wheat caused by unseasonably heavy rains in April 2015. While India and Pakistan don’t see eye to eye on pretty much

China’s Currency Game

China’s decision to devalue its currency, the renminbi, by 2 percent against the dollar on Tuesday is intended to give its slowing economy a boost. But the decision is likely to be seen by lawmakers in the

Coffee makes you better and healthier

Drinking coffee could help people become more ethical at work, and stave off diabetes, according to two new studies. Tired workers are less likely to resist unethical influence from senior colleagues, and the equivalent of a large

Floods as War Weapons

During the Eighty Years’ War, as the Spanish army fought to recapture territory in what is now northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands in the late sixteenth century, the Dutch rebels led by William of Orange decided to

Penchant for the Space

For as long as we’ve existed, humans have looked up at the stars — and wondered. What is up there? Who is out there? Now, to that list of questions we can add: And CAN I HAVE

Global Emissions Hit New Record

2013 was another record year for global CO2 emissions, a report has revealed. emissions reached a record high of 35.3 billion tonnes, with the biggest increases seen in Brazil, India, China and Indonesia. Russia and the EU

Mosquitoes Prefer Some People to Others

Have you ever wondered why some people wake up covered in mosquito bites while others are untouched? Doctors studying malaria transmission have revealed that it is all in the genes. The way we protect ourselves against diseases