Julie Colquhoun

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Review: Everything's opposite in 'Road to Ninja's' alternate reality

"Naruto," the story of ninja-in-training and self-proclaimed knucklehead Naruto Uzumaki, is one of the most popular manga and anime franchises of the last decade, with tens of millions of books sold, more than 400 TV episodes and eight theatrical features. The ninth, "Naruto the Movie: Road to …

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

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>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 …

Reputed Shakespeare portrait prepares to strut upon the world stage

"Look here upon this picture."<p>So commands Hamlet of his mother, Queen Gertrude, in Act III of perhaps William Shakespeare's greatest play. Hamlet's father, also named Hamlet, has recently died, been murdered, in fact, and now Gertrude, with unseemly haste, is married to Hamlet's uncle, King …

‘Marriage isn’t for you’: The blog post that got it all wrong

A funny thing happened yesterday on my Facebook feed: Dozens of people posted a story that was neither excellent, enlightening, funny or sad.<p>The article, Marriage Isn't for You, along with a standard happy couple wedding shot, began with: 'Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently …

Urgent challenges await BlackBerry’s incoming CEO Chen

Incoming BlackBerry Ltd. interim chief executive John Chen faces a multitude of challenges in trying to revive the company, and little time to pull it off.<p>Mr. Chen, a seasoned turnaround executive, is taking over as BlackBerry's executive chairman and interim CEO at an extremely difficult juncture. …

Have Researchers Reached a 'Turning Point' in Finding a Cure for Alzheimer's Disease?

A medical breakthrough by British scientists has been hailed as a "turning point" in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.<p>The study by scientists at …