My health complaint is starting to affect my love life.
When I go to bed at night, my boyfriend wriggles to the other side and wraps himself in the duvet to create a barrier between us.
The problem? My icy hands and feet.
Cold hands and feet reflect a perfectly natural process by which the body keeps your vital organs safe and warm
‘Get them off me!’ he wails as I try to warm [...]
A research ship has discovered more than one million new species after trawling through the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans.
The Tara Expedition took a 70,000-mile trek across the oceans over 36 months to discover the new creatures – many of which the French-based team credit with giving humanity the gift of oxygen, as the billions of tiny plankton present in our oceans provide much of the oxygen in our [...]
A pair of widely used chemicals in the form of tiny “nanoparticles” have been shown to spread throughout a crop plant or affect growth and soil fertility.
The use of nanoparticles is increasing, yet their environmental impact is poorly understood.
A report published in PNAS shows that nanoparticles present in exhaust gases and some fertilisers adversely affect soybean growth and surrounding soil.
The nanoparticles harmed bacteria that the plant relies on for growth.
A nanoparticle is [...]
So far ‘bionic eyes’ have only been seen in sci-fi films such as The Terminator.
In that movie Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a robot with enhanced vision capable of scanning and analysing its surroundings.
Now Australian researchers are set to make computer-aided sight a reality, though not quite as sophisticated as the infamous cyborg’s.
Scientists from the Monash Vision Group at Monash University in Australia will begin human trials of a bionic eye in [...]
A breakthrough treatment promises to transform the lives of depression sufferers by probing their brains with electrodes.
The drastic therapy is intended for those who have tried medication but seen no improvement in their condition.
And after positive results from early trials, the scientist who developed the unorthodox remedy hopes to gain FDA approval soon.
Invasive: But inserting electrodes in to the brains of depressive patients could help to relieve their suffering, a [...]