New mouse study suggests that a heavy meal may be a better test than the glucose tolerance test.
It may come as a shock to discover that businesses are allowed to pay local authorities for advice on environmental health standards and food labelling.
The transatlantic relationship can no longer be an engine of global democracy thanks to Donald Trump. So the EU must rethink its partnerships with other democratic powers.
Better ante-natal care may not need more cash, just a smarter, consistent and more relatable way of making things work.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
Why can't fiction's most famous secret agent be played by Idris Elba? Just use your imagination.
Talk of Saudi Arabia helping Elon Musk take Tesla private is the latest example of a long line of sovereign wealth fund investments.
What makes people go online to abuse and harass the vulnerable – or log on to be abused themselves?
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
The messy and violent aftermath of Zimbabwe's recent elections met with only muted international criticism.
Genetic data has helped scientists develop new estimates for the origin and evolution of life on Earth.
Distrust in the police is a surprisingly central factor when people arm themselves illegally.
Meet the concept of 'individual value'.
Long a repressed language, the Scots tongue is experiencing a cultural resurgence thanks to popular drama and storytelling.
The Rohingya have long seen Bangladesh as a place of refuge from persecution in Myanmar.
The strict nature, implementation and dramatic social costs of the EU bailouts prompt questions about their effectiveness.
Google DeepMind software can diagnose eye conditions as well as human doctors – and the medical profession should welcome this.
The US opioid epidemic killed more than 40,000 people in 2016 – now, other countries are at risk.
Living together with separate homes can bring a new community spirit to your life.
It's not just Earth: everything in the universe has it's own pull because of gravity – even you. Here's how it works.
Modified ball sports, like walking rugby, are increasingly popular with older people.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.