Thomas Welch

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Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely

From background radiation to chemicals in the food chain, environmental changes are contributing to a rapid global rise in neurological disease<p>My interest in neurological disease was triggered by a second friend dying of motor neurone disease (MND), which in purely statistical terms was …

Dementia

The first 3D-printed pill opens up a world of downloadable medicine

Now that the US has approved a 3D-printed drug, pharmaceuticals companies in the UK are hoping their patents will be next – from the pyramid-shaped pill-makers to the man who has done for drugs what Apple did for music<p>With architects printing lumpy plastic houses, fashion designers printing …

3D Printing

Addicted to Coffee? It's Probably in Your Genes

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Holistic Medicine

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Are Reprising Their ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Roles For ‘Phineas And Ferb’

The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy may have ended with <i>The World’s End</i> last year, but it’s going to make a lot of fans very happy to know that the wonderful on-screen friendship of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is still alive. Pegg Tweeted earlier today that the duo will be reprising their <i>Shaun of the</i> …

Why America's Police Are Becoming So Militarized

In fact they were looking for $1,000-worth of clothes and electronics allegedly bought with a stolen credit card. They found none of these things, but arrested two people in the house on unrelated charges.<p>They narrowly avoided tragedy. On hearing intruders break in, the homeowner's son, a disabled …

Law Enforcement