Chun Meng Ong

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What does Brexit mean? With divorce talks looming, Britain still doesn’t have a clue.

LONDON — “Brexit means Brexit.”<p>So said Prime Minister Theresa May over and over and over this summer as she vaulted herself out of the hurricane-strength political wreckage of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and into the nation’s top job.<p>But two months after May took the keys to 10 …

United Kingdom

A Long Love Affair With the Scottish Isles, in Pictures

For photographer Jim Richardson the remote islands of northwest Scotland have become like home.<p>From the deck of the boat, the cloud-raked island of Boreray beckoned me, flanked by fanged stacks rising out of the sea. Odd, perhaps, that I should find this welcoming. But I do.<p>Boreray is part of the …

Ireland

The EU's 'democratic' system that elected a president nobody wants

The bandwagon that appointed Juncker has been rolling since at least 2009<p>It was a glorious summer evening in Scandinavia bathed in eternal light. Over dinner prepared by a top TV chef, a prime minister divulged his thoughts about European politics. "I'm a bit worried that the European parliament …

How mapping the human proteome reveals new insights into our bodies

Researchers recently announced that they had created an inventory of all the proteins in the human body – proteins that are encoded by the genome. We ask expert Professor Kathryn Lilley from the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics to shed light on this "human proteome".<p><b>What exactly is the human</b> …

The Reason She Fakes Orgasms

Why She Fakes It<p>Women confess the reasons they fabricate orgasms<p>Women who pretend to orgasm during intercourse are often trying to make you feel good or amp up their own arousal, a new Temple University study says. Or they're just tired. Check out this chart for some of the reasons women fake</b> …

Fasting for just eight days a year could boost the immune system, new study finds

Fasting for just eight days a year could boost the immune system, new study finds<p><b>Could help when immune systems have been damaged by chemotherapy</b>• <b><br>When</b> …

Immune System

New cancer drug Ibrutinib boosts survival rate to 90%

Could this be the end of chemotherapy? New leukaemia drug boosts survival rate to 90% and could eventually replace invasive chemical …

Cancer

Tumours grown outside the body for the first time

Tumours grown outside the body for the first time: Breakthrough means scientists could tailor treatment to individual patients<p><b>Researchers removed</b> …

Cancer

If your doctor could tell you that you'll get breast cancer, would you want to know?

Genetic testing is becoming more affordable — and posing hard questions<p>Counsyl, a Silicon Valley company that screens prospective parents for their risk of passing on rare inherited diseases, has expanded its genetic testing service to assess your inherited risks for breast, ovarian, prostate, and …

Kamila Shamsie on applying for British citizenship: 'I never felt safe'

After six years of living in Britain, the author thought that the path to citizenship would be easy. She was wrong – but the fraught journey forced her to think about privilege, identity and the hostility that immigrants can face<p>There's a postcard on my fridge door in London, which a South African …

RT4Men

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Why you should never trust a data visualisation

<i>First of all, let me be clear: the headline of this article is a reference to Pete Warden's post, and should be read in the same way - as a caution</i> …

False memory planted in mouse's brain

Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon …

Two die after H7N9 bird flu virus develops drug resistance

Scientists have found the first cases of the new bird flu virus proving resistant to treatment with Tamiflu or similar drugs. The virus has so far …

When science and religion don't mix

Book reviewers should listen to Saint Luke. "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise". I have written plenty of …