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

Science: A spoonful of honey...

Bees could soon have an important role in delivering drugs.

Science: Do we choose to be good?

No, say some biologists, free will is an illusion, our choice of behaviour being genetically predetermined. But what about language? Doesn't that distinguish us from the birds and the bees?

Medical Notes: Dramatic effects of diet changes

FEW HEALTH problems are as frustrating, both for doctor and patient, as severe arthritis, as I learned in my first bedside experience with intractable joint problems. The patient had already had five operations on his knees. Eventually, surgeons replaced both hips and both shoulders, and did elaborate operations on other joints. A physician himself, he greeted each procedure with fatalism.

Science: Holy Grail of the tropics

Malaria has confounded scientists for decades, but now there may be a vaccine that works.

BIG GAME BOYS

It took one 54-year-old American about three hours to track and kill this fully grown giraffe. A few months later its stuffed head will adorn his living-room wall. Kevin Pilley joins the trophy hunters

10 seconds of jet terror injures 32 passengers injures 32

A MAN ended up embedded in the ceiling of an aircraft as hundreds of passengers, including the Prime Minister's daughter, endured a terrifying bout of turbulence near Singapore.

Let them eat meat

WLPH MMPHM blsh ... sorry. Just empty my mouth. There; thatsh bsshttr, wlph shmmpht ... damn. Bloody stuff just won't go down. And the texture. I really don't know how people swallow it. They probably just want to please; think it would be rude to spit it out.

Well-bred strawberries taste sweeter

A STRAWBERRY by a number of different genes could taste rather sweeter, according to British scientists who have isolated the elements that give the fruit its taste, smell and colour.

Thursday Book: So why does religion exist?

THE DARWIN WARS: HOW STUPID GENES BECAME SELFISH GODS BY ANDREW BROWN, SIMON & SCHUSTER, pounds 12.99

Letter: Pusztai's results

Sir: The attempt by Professor Rhodes and Dr Finn (letters, 3 March) to clarify the Pusztai affair was misleading.

Obituaries: Professor Arnold Bender

ARNOLD BENDER was a giant in the field of food science and nutrition. He made important contributions to these subjects not only in the basic science but also by building bridges between the two disciplines, between academia and the food industry, bench science and its practical application, scientific research and public understanding.

Science: Food for thought

It's too easy to blame the scientist, says Lewis Wolpert

Obituary: Lord Phillips of Ellesmere

DAVID PHILLIPS was an outstanding scientist, one of the founding fathers of structural biology and a wise, influential figure in science and government.

GM Foods: Current tests are inadequate protection

We asked Michael Antoniou, molecular geneticist, to explain the dangers

Science: Pusztai: the verdict

GM food: safe or unsafe? First we must ask experts in this field how they rate the research work that led to this most recent controversy, says Steve Connor
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