Aadil Khatib

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Should employees' stress levels be monitored? It's well-known that stress can weaken the immune system and could lead to illness, which in turn would mean time off work. Aware of that, more employers are using diagnostic testing equipment to help spot health problems before they arise: http://bbc.in/1dcypnW The technology is too expensive to become widely used, but is it ethical, given the stigma attached to mental health?

Now there are handouts for massage parlour madams

If this were a normal world, when the Department of Work and Pensions released its list of acceptable jobs for the wage incentive scheme we would be asking questions about the scheme itself. Is it right for the employer to get a £2,275 incentive for taking on any employee between 18 and 24 who …

Five secrets to revising that can improve your grades

How do you get the most out of your revision time, and end up with the best grades you can? Or, if you're a different sort of student, how can you get the same grades you're getting now, but spend less time revising?<p>Either way, you need to know how to learn better. And fortunately, decades of …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

On the Red Couch with Author and Physician Deepak Chopra

Inside Flipboard / December 5, 2013<p>It’s not every day that red couch interviewees respond to our questions with quotes like, “Healing is the return …

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water

Frozen chicken breasts on sale in leading supermarkets are being pumped up with water and additives that make up nearly a fifth of the meat to the point where consumers are paying about 65p a kilo for water, the Guardian can reveal.<p>The legality of the industrial process, in which cheap imported …

Underground cricket: the world's first subterranean match – in pictures

Forget the Ashes, surely this was the game of the day? Played in Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District by teams from Caldbeck and Threlkeld, it was the world's first underground match. The pitch was 600m (2,000ft) inside the mine, the bails were pieces of slate and the wicket was a mesh mat. The …

Follow Mandela's example, and roar with laughter at all this rightwing fawning | Marina Hyde

Nelson Mandela not only made history, he did so in such a way that made others – from David Cameron to Elton John – want to rewrite their own<p>Asked for his feelings on meeting the Spice Girls in 1997 – shortly after Mel B had compared their "girl power quest" with the anti-apartheid movement – …

What time do top CEOs wake up?

Investigating the bedtimes of high achievers in hopes of divining the secret of success sounds a bit like looking to a novelist's desk placement for the key to good writing. I want my characters to be believable – should I be facing the window? But there is no doubt that once you start examining …