Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism
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Ten years ago today, it was revealed that the human genome had been decoded. A medical revolution beckoned. So what happened next?
Saturday 26 June 2010
The two scientists stood shoulder to shoulder with President Bill Clinton in the East Room of the White House, the same room where the American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark unfurled their map of the Northwest Territories for Thomas Jefferson.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Water voles have developed a penchant for one of the most rarefied delicacies of French cuisine – frogs' legs – conservationists have discovered.
Monday 22 February 2010
Children are to be given a little of what does them harm in the biggest trial of immunotherapy for peanut allergy conducted.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Since its discovery 102 years ago by a Japanese scientist, "umami" has been the object of fascination by chemists and avant-garde chefs determined to discover the secret of the so-called "fifth taste".
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Two men were executed today for their part in China's poisoned milk powder scandal which killed at least six children and made more than 300,000 ill.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Low-carbohydrate diets may damage arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks, research suggests. Scientists believe cutting carbs on Atkins-style diets impairs the regrowth and repair of blood vessels.
Thursday 16 July 2009
That we are 98.4 per cent genetically identical to chimpanzees is one of the more misleading factoids of our time. Genes have proved to be so complicated that this figure needs to be treated with extreme caution. For decades, 97-98.5 per cent of the genome (the complete set of genes in an organism) was dismissed as junk because it had no obvious function. The remaining tiny portion was known to be the blueprint for all proteins and hence other substances in the living body. Facetiously, we might once have wondered if it is merely the junk we share with chimpanzees.
Monday 06 July 2009
A few cups of coffee a day may be all that is needed to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Monday 15 June 2009
'This is something anyone can do, it is a tiny thing with a huge impact. MFM is about us all taking control of the environment we live in for the generations to come. Whether you eat meat or not you can be part of this decision to limit the meat industry destroying our planet's resources.' Stella McCartney, fashion designer
Thursday 14 May 2009
Thursday 05 February 2009
Vitamin D deficiency before and after birth may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis in some individuals, a study has shown.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Returning to the stage after 20 years makes actress feel 'nauseous'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute