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Provoking discussion, not riots: Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an” is quietly transgressive, eschewing the satirical depictions of the Prophet Muhammad that grab headlines

<b>(Sandow Birk)</b><p>Birk is driven by a troubling political dilemma that couldn’t be more timely: Can’t Islam be an American religion?<p>Zareena Grewal<p>December 13, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Imagine yourself in a bland hotel room anywhere in the United States. You’re sitting on the edge of a bed with tightly tucked …

The future of medicine is testing our body fluids at home

From earwax to faeces, your secretions have secrets.<p>Blood, sweat, tears: what do they say about you? Scientists and doctors have long turned to body fluids for clues about our health, but now they’re finding that they can reveal more about the hidden workings of our bodies than once realised – and …

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Sturgeon and Cameron to discuss cooperation over UK terrorism threat

Scottish first minister visits Downing Street to examine ways of working together more effectively on security with prime minister<p>David Cameron will meet Nicola Sturgeon on Monday to discuss how the UK and Scottish governments can cooperate to protect the UK from Islamic State-inspired extremism.<p>In …