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Nicotine worsens processing ability

Nicotine gives you a kick-start, but the benefit stops there. New research shows that nicotine affects our information processing ability in several ways.

Pizza boxes and chip bags may cause breast cancer

Chemicals found in everyday items such as rainwear, chip bags, greaseproof paper and pizza boxes increase the risk of breast cancer. The substances are also suspected of having links to ADHD.

Increased risk of new cancer for cured patients

Recovered cancer patients have a greater risk of developing cancer again than people with no cancer history.

Meet Earth's twin planet

All eyes and all telescopes are set on a newly-discovered planet which is strikingly similar to ours.

Genetic clues to MS win research prize

A major breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research secured the top prize at the Danish Research Awards 2011.

The future of farming: pig cities

Ambitious research project aims to bring pig production into urban areas.

Why we still copy music illegally

Pirate copying is widespread because people do not back copyright laws. A new study shows why.

New key to better drugs

Researchers have uncovered an important mechanism that will result in more effective drugs.

Mentally ill have greater risk of suicide

Patients suffering from schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder have a risk of suicide that is ten times greater than the general public’s, says a new report.

Open access working papers not good enough

Scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals receive four times as many citations as working papers in openly accessible archives.