Elderly people often have to undergo surgery to replace their old hip joints with shiny new titanium ones. Unfortunately, these hip implants are not as good as they could be … read more »
Science researchers have discovered a problem with Google’s Flu Trends system: it’s no longer any good at predicting trends in flu cases. According to research carried out by a team at … read more »
Northeastern University criminologist Jack Levin told MyFoxBoston.com that the cover could send a dangerous message to others who might be minded to carry out violence: “If they want to become famous, kill … read more »
In the typical hate crime, a group of bored and idle youngsters go out on a Saturday night to search for vulnerable victims to bash. They might, for example, look … read more »
Of course, the benefits wouldn’t accrue to the wearer. Google would sell the data (suitably anonymised, of course). And your smartphone already provides a huge amount of detail about you. … read more »
Academics face great expectations but nothing compares to the pressure we put on ourselves, says Denise Horn At University of Venus, we talk a great deal about work/life balance – how … read more »
Our roster of legal experts gives their assessment of the supreme court’s historic decision on Obama’s healthcare law. Martha Davis: ‘If states opt out of Medicaid expansion, it will be the … read more »
With the supreme court ruling Thursday on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, our experts call the outcome, 4–1.
The development of a “nano-tattoo” by Heather Clark, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences in Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Boston, US, could eradicate the need for … read more »
Launching equipment into space is an expensive business: it costs $10,000 (£6,300) to lift every 0.45kg (1lb) of stuff into orbit. Making things smaller and lighter is, therefore, a natural … read more »
Launching equipment into space is an expensive business: it costs $10,000 (Â£6,300) to lift every 0.45kg (1lb) of stuff into orbit. Making things smaller and lighter is, therefore, a natural … read more »
One of the three candidates in the race to head the World Bank has pulled out, calling the selection process a “political exercise”.