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Exercise better for health than dietary changes

Men should exercise every day and get their heart rate up a few times a week. This makes them healthier than if they change their diet to lose weight.

Violent computer games cleared by researchers

New Swedish study breaks with previous research on the link between computer games and violence. It turns out that success in the games requires cooperation and patience.

Halibut pierced by mysterious ’projectile parasite’

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown parasite that attacks the Greenland halibut by piercing the fillet. The fish almost looks as if it were shot with a rifle.

How to get a top executive talking

Sociologists used to focus their research mainly on people in need. But now they’re increasingly directing their studies at the elite, and that presents them with new interviewing challenges.

Ozone can combat pests in stored grain

Insect pests in dried grain, maize and rice can be combated with ozone. The method has several environmental and health-related advantages over traditional insecticides.

We fear that science will wipe us out

Our ancestors feared that a god would cause the Earth’s destruction. Today we dread man-made viruses, global warming and nuclear bombs – the underside of science and technology.

Your computer knows what you’re thinking

Commercial companies intercept and read your emails, so they can send you adverts that exactly match your profile and wants. But this doesn’t work – it’s ineffective, says informatics expert.

Voluntary sex causes as many vaginal injuries as rape

New research surprises by showing that vaginal injuries are just as common after regular intercourse as after a rape. The findings could have great implications for forensic investigations into rape cases.

Air pollution hospitalises small children

Rising numbers of small children are hospitalised with asthma when air pollution increases, new study shows. One surprising finding is that ultra-fine particles from road traffic play only a little role.

GTA is the great contemporary novel

Action games like 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Call of Duty' reflect reality to such a degree that we fail to distinguish the metaphors used in the games from the reality they describe.

Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.