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Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the countrys secular opposition. Alpaslan Durmu, who chairs the board of education, said evolution was debatable, controversial […]

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It is a plant that millions depend on for survival. But another, identical variety can be lethal and desperate people turning to the black market cant tell them apart Venezuela has suffered food shortages for several years but things only seem to be getting worse. People are resorting to the black market for food, skipping […]

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New research has found being married has protective health effects unless it doesnt If theres one thing Disney screenwriters, social conservatives, the patriarchy and the wedding industrial complex can agree on, its that marriage is good for you. And there are a lot of studies to back that up. The latest, by researchers at the […]

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Psychiatrists hail benefits of transformational drug, and call for more trials to explore its potential Thousands of people with severe depression could obtain urgent relief if experimental treatment using ketamine were made more widely available, medical experts say. The drug has been championed by doctors and psychiatrists as a potentially life-changing treatment for those with […]

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Changes in food distribution and not falling ocean temperatures could hold key to shift towards giant lengths The blue whale has a body the length of a jet airliner, a heart the size of a car, and a tongue the same weight as an elephant. Now researchers say they might have solved the mystery of […]

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Researchers discover how laces come undone and offer alternative way to tie them that does knot involve your granny Things can start to unravel at any moment, but when failure occurs it is swift and catastrophic. This is the conclusion of a scientific investigation into what might be described as Sods law of shoelaces. The […]

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