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Life support means feeding tubes, intravenous drips, mechanical respiration, heart/lung bypass, urinary catheterisation and dialysis. Two main complications can occur: infections at the points...

Two mega-microscopes spring to mind. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is home to the TEAM 0.5. It’s the most powerful transmission electron microscope in the world and has a resolution...

To create a sound, we have to set matter - whether it's a gas like air, a liquid or even a solid material - in regular motion, creating a wave of specific frequencies, which we hear as a sound of...

Taste is a complicated business. It used to be thought that there were separate receptor cells on different parts of your tongue for each of the five basic tastes: salt, sweet, sour, bitter and...

Sugar packs a lot of calories into a small space; this causes obesity. It is also absorbed very quickly, which causes spikes in your blood sugar. The pancreas responds with the hormone insulin,...

The sorts of abilities needed to do well in IQ tests (verbal and spatial working memory, attention tasks, verbal knowledge and motor speed ability) are certainly inheritable, as many studies...

The largest known structure in the Universe is called the ‘Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall’, discovered in November 2013. This object is a galactic filament, a vast group of...

The air in the cabin isn’t sealed in. Fresh air is continuously introduced during the flight. A plane’s jets are already sucking in and compressing huge volumes of air to burn with the...