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James Randerson

James Randerson

    The evolution/design debate goes on
    The evolution/design debate goes on
    Twenty-nine percent of teachers in the United Kingdom believe that creationism and intelligent design should be taught as science, according to an...
    Tripping -- with your GP's consent
    Tripping -- with your GP's consent
    Scientists are exploring the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD to treat a range of ailments from depression to cluster headaches and obsessive-compulsive disorder....
    Toxic metals in remedies sold online
    Toxic metals in remedies sold online
    One-fifth of Indian herbal medicines available over the internet contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic, according to researchers...
    How 'Lightning' Bolt cost himself 0,14 seconds
    How 'Lightning' Bolt cost himself 0,14 seconds
    Had world-record sprinter Usain Bolt not begun his chest-beating celebrations 20m before the finish of the Olympic 100m final in August, he would...
    No more monkey business
    No more monkey business
    Nearly half of all primate species are threatened with extinction, according to an evaluation by the International Union for the Conservation of...
    Nearly half of the world's primates at risk of extinction
    Nearly half of the world's primates at risk of extinction
    Nearly half of all primate species are now threatened with extinction, according to an evaluation by the International Union for the Conservation...
    Puff no more, live longer
    Puff no more, live longer
    People who give up smoking begin to improve their health almost immediately, according to a study of more than 100 000 women carried out between...
    Diet curbs epilepsy
    Diet curbs epilepsy
    Giving children with epilepsy a special low-carb diet reduces the number of seizures they experience by 75% compared with children on a normal...
    Inside the primate laboratory
    Inside the primate laboratory
    Anna stares at the computer screen and considers her options. In front of her are two shapes -- a flower and a diamond. If she picks the right one...
    Vision of tomorrow today
    Vision of tomorrow today
    Einstein gave hope to scientists chasing the most outlandish theories when he famously declared: "If, at first, the idea is not absurd, then there...
    Elephants wary of buzzing bees
    Elephants wary of buzzing bees
    It might seem the epitome of a David versus Goliath mismatch -- up to 12 tonnes of heavily armoured mammal flesh versus a few hundred milligrams of...
    Older climbers more likely to die on Everest
    Older climbers more likely to die on Everest
    For the retired businessman bored with zero gravity flights, heli- skiing, flying ex-military Russian Mig fighter jets and swimming with sharks,...