At the few public places that have still been open in the past few weeks, almost all of them have several bottles of hand sanitiser readily available. But what piqued my interest was the number that were clearly labelled “anti-bacterial”. After all, they’re almost exclusively there to protect against the spread of a virus: COVID-19. … More Is antibacterial hand sanitiser effective against viruses?
It’s the dream of many people. A miraculous pizza that’s not unhealthy! But unfortunately, it still doesn’t exist. … More Does pizza lower your risk of disease or cancer?
Are you vegetarian or vegan? Or know someone who is and wonder about their health outcomes and what the environmental impact is? Science weighs in. … More Vegetarian & Vegan: the pros and cons
Ever decided on all your New Year’s Resolutions and felt amazing? Only to feel awful in a few weeks when you’re sitting on the couch with your phone?
Read on about the science of goals. … More Goal-setting and achievement
What’s in tea? Is it good for you or not? Read on to find out about your daily cuppa. … More Tea: the scientific story
Foods of the future have to look beyond traditional plants and take a trip to the bottom of the ocean ecosystem … algae. Responsible for most of Earth’s oxygen supply, why not make them a staple food as well? … More Another food revolution: algae
I’ve been taking an interest in my daily step count recently. Many of us aim for the magic 10,000 a day. But what’s the science behind it all? What’s with the number 10,000? Quite honestly, there’s very little research backing the specific number 10,000, it’s just that it’s a nice round number. The only … More 10,000 steps?
Mouse models are very useful in medical research … except they can be devastating when the findings don’t translate to humans. But a new machine learning model is taking a step toward changing that. … More Discovered … in mice
Is wearing sunscreen every single day dangerous for you, too expensive or will it actually give you brilliant skin?
… More What would happen if you wore sunscreen every day?
The role telomerase and your telomeres play in the processes of ageing and in cancerous cells and what modern medical research is doing! … More Anti-ageing, cancer and more!