• Milk and mucous is fake news

    The idea dairy makes colds worse has no evidential basis.

    The twelfth century Egyptian court physician Moses Maimonides has a lot to answer for. Before his death in 1204 he wr...

    Health September 9, 2018
  • Edible plastic food wrappers

    An environmentally tasty solution to the issue of waste.

    A new, clear, edible food covering, made of casein from cow’s milk mixed with citrus pectin from fruit, blocks oxygen...

    Chemistry August 28, 2016
  • The truth about the risk of drinking milk

    A study now links milk drinking to premature death.

    Those who saw the headlines late last year while sipping their latte must have choked when they read that male and fe...

    Biology May 18, 2015
  • Clues in a Neanderthal's milk tooth

    Renaud Joannes-Boyau describes his research and why it matters.

    We may have deciphered their DNA but much of Neanderthal life remains a fascinating mystery. New research on an eight...

    Archaeology April 13, 2015