Reza Arshad

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John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered lingering questions about race, guns and self-defense …

Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Members of the party of President Yoweri Museveni have "welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants," tweeted his spokesperson when announcing his decision.<p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has decided to sign a law imposing up to a lifetime jail sentence for …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring astronomical distances. 'There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on the Earth.' So how far is a light year? And supposing …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

Albert (I and II) the monkeys, Laika the dog, Felix the cat, and other animals – a brief history of non-human space flight<p>From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the …