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Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia

Fewer people suffer from the disease when they drink water containing higher concentrations of lithium

Pompeii residents were screwed before the volcanic eruption

A water pipe from Pompeii had alarmingly high levels of toxic chemicals.

Archaeologists excavate 400 Iron Age houses in Denmark

A spectacular and unique site, say archaeologists.

What we (don’t) know about gender differences in the brain

COMMENT: A Google engineer was recently laid off for writing that biological differences explain why more men than women work in the tech industry. A neurobiologist and science journalist in Denmark agreed with him – but are they right?

High blood pressure? Reducing salt intake alone will not solve it

Upping your potassium intake is also necessary.

New app could save you a trip to the hospital

Apps have great potential in the health service sector, but what are the challenges of implementing them?

Space travel changes gut bacteria in mice

Astronaut food, microgravity, and space radiation can change the composition of gut bacteria. Understanding how could improve radiation therapy here on Earth.

We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy?

Nordic-Australian researcher outlines five reasons for switching to a healthier lifestyle.

Climate models have not “over-predicted” warming

A new study suggests that the Paris climate goal may not yet be a physical impossibility. Even if true, this does not mean that climate models are wrong, as some media outlets reported.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.