John Wattie

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How often do you need to see a dentist?

Is going to the dentist every six months really necessary for good oral health? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>A lot of us think that we should visit the dentist every six months – even if it’s not what we do in practice. Whether those biannual check-ups are really necessary is, however, a matter of …

How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

Should we diagnose rare diseases with smartphones?

Your phone could help diagnose rare diseases like Ebola, finds David Robson – and one day it might even replace the doctor’s surgery too.<p>As fear of the Ebola virus escalates, Eric Topol thinks that we’re missing an important weapon. And you just need to reach into your pocket to find it. “Most …

Climbing Martian mountains from millions of miles away

Nasa’s Curiosity rover will shortly begin its trek up a Martian mountain several kilometres high. Richard Hollingham talks to the man with the map and the plan to climb up Mount Sharp.<p>Strictly speaking, Fred Calef III is geospatial information scientist for the Curiosity rover. But most people at …

Surveillance: The hidden ways you’re tracked

Just how much of your life is watched? Security expert Bruce Schneier points out that it is more than most people think, says Chris Baraniuk.<p>Do you have secrets? Security expert Bruce Schneier has little patience for those who say they don’t.<p>When asked about government and corporate surveillance, …

Privacy

Building the most accurate clock in the world

The best reads from around the web this week, including a clock that can measure changes in gravity, and why peeing is central to free will.<p><b>Medicine</b> <br>The ethics of fighting Ebola<br>Peter Singer | Project Syndicate | 12 November 2014<br>Can we justify placebo trials for anti-Ebola drugs? No, and nor do we …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Hello, World! Flipboard Launches on the Web

We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our <i>Web</i> launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier …

6 arrested for alleged plans to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over Ferguson decision

At least 6 people were arrested Thursday after attempting to disrupt New York's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in retaliation to a grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case, police said.<p>The New York City Police Department arrested the individuals after they allegedly threw an object from a …

Core Sample Of Universe Illuminates Cosmic Web Almost 11 Billion Light Years Away

Astrophysicists have developed a new sensing technique to map a section of the universe 10.8 billion light years from Earth, the first time such …

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