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  • Breathalyser bid to spot concussion

    Breathalyser bid to spot concussion

    Scientists are developing a pitch-side breathalyser that can show if a footballer or rugby player is suffering from concussion. So far they have only tested gases in the laboratory, but a trial involving 40 students could pave the way to making...

  • Wild trip

    Wild trip

    The Boxtrolls (2014)Certified: UDuration: 96 minutesDirected by: Graham Annable, Anthony StacchiStarring: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg, Dee...

  • Scientists ‘reset’ human stem cells

    Scientists have made a breakthrough in creating stem cells crucial to regenerative medicine. British and Japanese academics have successfully ‘reset’ human pluripotent stem cells, considered useful because they can become human cells or tissues...

  • Kicking unhealthy habits

    Kicking unhealthy habits

    Do you smoke cigarettes or even weed? Do you drink alcohol? Do you have an unbalanced diet? Would you change these unhealthy habits if you were pregnant, asks medical student Sahra Abdallah Haji. Beware of the consequences. During pregnancy,...

  • In favour of breastfeeding

    In favour of breastfeeding

    Charmaine Gauci, director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, believes breastfeeding provides the ideal nourishment for babies and a special bonding experience with the mother, besides long-term benefits for both. The decision...

  • Time to plan

    Time to plan

    Marianne Theuma, a childbirth educator, pinpoints some stark changes a baby may bring into a couple’s life andgives advice on how to get prepared. A male and a female are attracted to each other, then they choose to get together and one fine day a...

  • Lesser-known reds pressed

    Lesser-known reds pressed

    Noble red grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are just three of the red grape varieties that are being pressed at the Delicata winery this harvest period. These varieties are by far the most famous and thus widely planted...

  • Choosing suitable skincare products

    Choosing suitable skincare products

    Mustela is the leading skincare brand for babies and mothers-to-be. The range comprises: Mustela Bebe: daily use products for hygiene, bath time, nappy change and skin protection, formulated for the delicate skin of babies and children. All are...

  • White chocolate and Bailey’s mousse with vanilla ice cream

    White chocolate and Bailey’s mousse with vanilla ice cream

    Ingredients For the white chocolate and Bailey’s mousse350ml Bailey’s70ml milk1.2kg white chocolate35g gelatine1litre cream For the chocolate glacé1.5 litres water4.5kg sugar1.5kg cocoa powder250g gelatine leaves2.625 litres cream For the vanilla...

  • Experts highly advice against ‘fat shaming’

    Experts highly advice against ‘fat shaming’

    ‘Fat shaming’ does not help people lose weight, experts have said. Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess pounds – and may even make them put on more weight, researchers found. The...

  • Food substances are ‘not addictive’

    Eating can be addictive but foods high in fat or sugar are not to blame, a study suggests. An international team of scientists has found no strong evidence that particular chemical substances in foods are addictive. It is the positive feelings...

  • Moroccan farmhouse minestrone

    Moroccan farmhouse minestrone

    Serves 4 Ingredients4 tbsps olive oil1 garlic clove, crushed100g butter beans, soaked overnight1 small turnip, cut into cubes2 celery sticks, cut into cubes1 fennel bulb, shredded120g cabbage, cut into strips100g cannellini beans, soaked...

  • Pharrell Williams ‘king of downloads’

    Pharrell Williams ‘king of downloads’

    Pharrell Williams has been named king of the downloads with three tracks in the top 10 most downloaded songs, including the top spot for Happy. The star also takes second and sixth place with his collaborations with Robin Thicke and Daft Punk...

  • U2’s free album surprise

    Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off the largest album release in history at Tuesday’s Apple Inc. event to launch new products (see page 27), after making its latest record available for free on Apple’s iTunes online stores to half a billion iTunes...

  • Putting it all on tape!

    Putting it all on tape!

    Sex Tape (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 94 minutesDirected by: Jake KasdanStarring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Nat Faxon, Nancy Lenehan Randall Park, Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen, Jack BlackKRS Releasing Ltd Annie...

  • Gateau Pithivier

    Gateau Pithivier

    Ingredients For the frangipane3 eggs115g caster sugar115g butter, softened80g ground almonds30g ground pistachios1 tbsp plain flour For the gateau450g puff pastry2 tbsps raspberry jam1 egg yolk, to glaze30g icing sugar Method Preheat the oven to...

  • Reese Witherspoon takes a long walk on the Wild side

    Reese Witherspoon takes a long walk on the Wild side

    From the moment Reese Witherspoon tears off a bloodied big toe nail in the opening scene of her new film Wild, it is clear the Oscar-winning actress is headed in a new direction. It may be the best move she has made in a while, offering the...

  • How peaches were domesticated

    How peaches were domesticated

    Peaches fresh from the tree or in treats like pie, jam and ice cream have been enjoyed by people for a long, long time. But, until now, it was not clear just how long it has been. Scientists said an analysis of well-preserved ancient peach pits...

  • George Clooney shows off his fiancée ahead of wedding

    George Clooney shows off his fiancée ahead of wedding

    George Clooney offered up a rare photo opportunity with his fiancée Amal Alamuddin as they arrived at a charity event in Florence, Italy on Sunday night. An excited crowd had waited outside the city's town hall for a glimpse of the couple. Clooney...

  • Theory of Everything, a studyof Stephen Hawking’s universe

    Theory of Everything, a studyof Stephen Hawking’s universe

    Actor Eddie Redmayne spent seven months working with a choreographer to prepare for the biggest role of his career, ironically a man whose body is reduced by disease to miniscule movement in his hand and face. That man, British astrophysicist...

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