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Fetus constantly active right up until birth

The common view held by health care personnel that the fetus becomes less active during late pregnancy is wrong.

Will your house stand in the next storm?

The amount of compensation paid out by insurance companies for flooding is rapidly escalating. What can homeowners do to avoid such damage? A web-based tool may be the answer.

Environmental brutes of the past

Have humans ever lived in harmony with nature? Or are we inherently environmental brutes who mindlessly cut down huge forests – and discharge environmental toxins into the soil, the waters and the atmosphere?

Society needs a watchdog press

Scrutinising and trustworthy journalism is still what sells in a commercial market.

Lactic acid protects the brain

Lactic acid has had a bad reputation for a long time. Now researchers have discovered that it in fact protects your brain.

Cancer treatment with fewer side effects

Side effects are currently the biggest problem with any cancer treatment. A treatment which kills only cancer cells, leaving other cells unaffected, is now underway.

Weighing up the causes of obesity

Stress can make you fat – and being obese can create stress. A new hypothesis seeks to explain how.

Classroom culture decisive for learning

Teachers must exploit pupil culture to enhance teaching, according to new study.

The physics of cross-country skiing

You don’t need a science degree to grasp the physics of Nordic skiing. And even physics nerds need more glide when kicking forward on cross-country skis.

Climate change alters mountain plants

Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated.