Kok Min Xi

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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

Is Sony's 'smart wig' even more absurd than Google Glass?

<b>Age:</b> In development.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Like hair. But smarter.<p><b>This can't be what it sounds like.</b> Oh, but it can and it is.<p><b>Please tell me it's just a smart-looking wig.</b> I can't and won't.<p><b>Fine. It's a computer in a toupee, isn't it?</b> That's the idea.<p><b>Whose idea, exactly, and how are they still alive?</b> …

A pet cat has been accused of launching a series of attacks across a village and putting residents and pets in hospital. The black tom called Shiny has been nicknamed the ''Devil Cat" after being reported to the police fives times over its violent behaviour. Locals say Shiny chases children, picks fights with dogs and even bursts into people's homes to claw and scratch them. More here: http://fw.to/2DKDgxC Photo: SWNS

France in the Human Rights dock over face veil ban

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has begun hearing a case brought against France challenging its ban on a full-face veil in public. The case is being brought by a French woman<br>who says the ban violates her rights. The French argue the 2011 law is “to protect the conditions of common …

The Wellcome Trust 2013 winning entry: where did syphilis come from?

Last month, Katherine Wright was awarded the Wellcome Trust science writing prize at a ceremony at the Observer's offices at Kings Place, London. Wright, who is studying for a DPhil in structural biology at Oxford University, was judged the winner of category A "for professional scientists of …

Our sun for one year

Composite image of a year of activity on our solar system’s star, the sun.<p>In the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, provided …

Astronomy

A Gift-Wrapped Edible Present Equals Longer Sex (For Spiders)

He who comes bearing gifts spends more time with the ladies, at least in the world of spiders.<p>Aroused arachnids who remember to bring a “nuptial gift” — not just any gift, but an edible one, all nice and wrapped up in silk — get to mate longer with females. Literally, their copulation lasts 10 …

Most Breast Milk Sold Online Is Contaminated

A look into the world of internet breast milk commerce<p>When organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization tell moms to breastfeed their infants, they may not be considering the role of internet milk. Yet, driven by their conviction that "breast is best," …

Tax on shopping bags 'will lead to more food poisoning'

Shoppers who switch to reusable bags may be at risk of food poisoning because of a rise in the amount of contamination, experts have warned.<p>An increase in the use of “bags for life” could lead to a spike in illness rates as shoppers place new items in bags already used to store fresh meat and raw …

Mirach is guide star to three galaxies

The orange-colored star Mirach in the constellation Andromeda acts as your guide star to 3 different galaxies.<p>The star Mirach (Beta Andromedae) in …

Science Weekly podcast: female fertility and ageing

This week on Science Weekly with <b>Alok Jha</b> we hear from leading reproductive biologist <b>Professor Mary Herbert</b> of the Institute for Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle about the latest scientific understanding of fertility and ageing in women.<p>Prof Herbert, in conversation with <b>Natalie</b> …

Crazy Ants Have Spread From Texas to Florida, and 3 Other States

Crazy ants started out in Texas in 2002 but are now in at least five states–including Florida, Louisiana, and Georgia–, and are “within four miles of …

Insects