A non-runner explains why pounding the pavement is not the “worst way to get fit.” Fighting Words is a column in which writers rub you the wrong way with their unpopular but well-argued opinions on fitness,
• From the early days, were responsible for having created a major core value. • Created new value accidentally as a side project that turned out to be valuable. • Left the village to start another one
Jess Ainscough’s tragic death is all too familiar for oncologists. We’ve all lost patients to the ‘secret powers’ of alternative therapy The consultation is over and I stand to escort her out. Through
This is the last in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, two, and three. “Not enough people are innovating in
The last hope for digital-currency trading in China is dead. China’s two largest bitcoin exchanges, Huobi and OKCoin, said on Saturday (Sept. 16) that they will halt all trading services for local customers.
The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?
What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual
A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt across Scotland at the news that a Rough Guide readers’ poll has named ours the most beautiful country in the world. Is the feeling intensified
The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf
Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars. Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction.
As usual, it took a picture for the outcry to start. This month, over a year after the casting announcement, Paramount Pictures released a still of Johansson in costume as Kusanagi, and the internet did
There’s a line in a poem by Czeslaw Milosz that’s always stuck with me: “Love means to learn to look at yourself/ The way one looks at distant things/ For you are only one thing among many.” The key to
How much is the revival of the Scottish Tories down to their leader? Twenty years ago, Conservatism all but died in Scotland. Tony Blair’s landslide victory made Scotland, at least in terms of its Westminster
Sometimes, even professionally compassionate people get tired. Kristin Laurel, a flight nurse from Waconia, Minn., has worked in trauma units for over two decades. The daily exposure to distressing situations
Consider the following. I’m a physician at the end of more than a decade of training. I’ve dissected cadavers in anatomy lab. I’ve pored over tomes on the physiology of disease. I’ve treated thousands
Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle. “I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged
There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building that
A year after her party swept to power, the Nobel laureate faces questions over her leadership and silence on persecution It was never meant to be this way. The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel
How “graphic medicine” is helping some students survive the bottom of the hospital pecking order A young woman in a black suit and heels, with a leather portfolio hanging squarely at her side, stares the
We want to let you in on a secret. As your oncologists, we’d like to treat you with two, or three, or four different chemotherapy drugs, each of which has distinct side effects, some of which can kill
It’s essential for a healthy immune system and regulates mood. A growing number of UK clinics market vitamin injections to healthy people but do you really need them? B12 is involved in producing red cells,
This year’s other best picture nominees have heart, soul and humanity. Damien Chazelle’s tawdry, dispiriting confection has none – it’s the tale of two narcissists who sacrifice love for self-interest