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Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism

Podium: A window of opportunity for genetic testing

Virginia Warren From a presentation by the consultant in public health medicine at Bupa, delivered at the Royal Society for the Arts

Science: Nature's codes: a year of discovery

From in-vitro organs to extra-terrestrial life, from a better understanding of diseases to the development of genuine super-conductors, Steve Connor reviews the possibilities suggested by the scientific research breakthroughs of 1999, as chosen by the journal Science

Hope for infertile in panda study

CHINESE scientists who have spent years investigating the fertility problems of the giant panda are joining forces with British researchers seeking ways of reducing miscarriages in humans.

Serendipity: Breast really is best

EARLIER this year, researchers based at Lund University in Sweden made an extraordinary claim. Catharina Svanborg and her team announced that milk has the ability to kill cancerous cells, and, furthermore, they had identified the key ingredient that made it such a potent anti-cancer agent.

Vitamins may save lives of babies

GIVING VITAMIN supplements to mothers-to-be could help to prevent one of the most common complications of pregnancy, which causes more than 1,000 deaths of babies and mothers a year, scientists said yesterday.

Science: Asthma is blowing in the wind

What do hay fever, global warming and crops have in common? Pollen - and many of us are feeling the effects.

Breast milk reduces obesity

BREAST-FEEDING prevents babies growing up fat, according to new research. Promoting breast-feeding may therefore be a simple strategy for tackling obesity - the fastest-growing health problem in Western industrialised countries.

Packed with Danger

WHY PEANUTS cause some of the worst cases of food allergy - including fatalities - is not clear.

Science: A spelling test for genes

New research says that our basic DNA contains far more `misspellings' than previously thought. This is bad news for drugs companies which want to develop gene-specific treatments. By Charles Arthur

Letter: GM arrogance

Sir: It is arrogant of Professor Pridham (letter, 25 June) to presume that those who have concerns about current policy on GM foods are ignorant of the basic science involved.
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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album