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Robot that can cook a paella is causing quite a stir in Spain

Leaving aside self-aware computer networks that send cyborgs back through time to terminate humanity’s saviour before birth, few technological developments are quite as terrifying – to Spanish palates, at least – as the prospect of a paella cooked not by a trusty Valencian hand but by a cold steel one. Since it was unveiled at […]

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Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim

At a major summit hosted by Joe Biden last week, a procession of world leaders fretted over the spiraling dangers of the climate crisis, with some pledging further cuts to planet-heating emissions, others touting their embrace of electric cars and a few vowing the end of coal. In the US, however, Biden’s political opponents were […]

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Cheese futures: could we all make millions by investing in cheddar?

Name: Cheese futures. Age: Minus several months. Longer in many cases. We’re talking futures contracts here. Appearance: I suspect you know what cheese looks like. What is a cheese future? Basically, you agree to pay a supplier a certain price for a lump of cheese at a future date. You are making a bet on […]

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Ask the Pediatrician: What’s the best sleep position for a baby with reflux?

Q: My baby has reflux. How should I put him to sleep? A: Naturally, you want to do whatever you can to keep your baby safe. And if your baby is one of the many who have reflux ― also called gastroesophageal reflux (GER) ― there are a fair share of myths and misconceptions out […]

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. It is the second most common cancer in the U.S., and the deadliest. But there is promising news. Less cases of lung cancer and […]

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Normally harmless cell molecule triggers neuron death

A vital intermediate in normal cell metabolism is also, in the right context, a trigger for cell death, according to a new study from Wanli Liu and Yonghui Zhang of Tsinghua University, and Yong Zhang of Peking University in Beijing, publishing 26th April 2021 in the open access journal PLOS Biology. The discovery may contribute […]

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Researchers work to increase number of transplantable livers

Thousands of livers donated for transplantation are discarded or turned down every year due to concerns about organ quality and function. New insights into why these organs are considered unusable and how they function during external perfusion could help save lives by greatly increasing the number of livers that are transplantable. After a liver is […]