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Fight or flight? Bankers likely to opt for the second. Fight or flight? Bankers likely to opt for the second. BK and EP

Fear of risk linked to high stress hormone in bankers

In times of financial uncertainty and crisis, high stress reactions lead to traders becoming more risk averse, which drives pessimism and further falls in finance, according to a new study. This is because…
Medicine residues that we flush down the toilet can affect fish and other wildlife. Medicine residues that we flush down the toilet can affect fish and other wildlife. Chris Ison/PA

Popping pills can harm wildlife via a trip to the loo

It’s not a thought that occurs to most of us, but flushing the toilet doesn’t just mean disposing of our bodily waste. We’re also flushing away some of the medicine we take down with it. Our contraceptive…
Sending an SMS might be easy, but catching up in person feels better. Sending an SMS might be easy, but catching up in person feels better. Jhaymesiviphotography

I nd to spk 2 U mum: why texting won’t make you feel the love

Things have changed. Much of the time we used to spend chatting with friends or strangers in person is now spent tweeting, texting or updating our Facebook status. Although technology allows us to rapidly…
The 2003 Million Women Study did not prove a link between hormone therapy and cancer. The 2003 Million Women Study did not prove a link between hormone therapy and cancer. ryanlintelman

Hormone replacement therapy and cancer? Let’s get the facts straight

The authors of the 2003 Million Women Study were wrong to conclude their investigation proved that hormone replacement therapy caused cancer, according to a series of articles published this week in the…

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Hormones determine insect metamorphoses

Pulses of steroid hormones are responsible for differentiating an insect’s lifecycle metamorphoses, researchers at Washington…