Ebola outbreak could spiral out of control as health workers deal with armed insurgents, hostile locals

A closer look at the day’s most notable stories with The National’s Jonathon Gatehouse: health experts struggle to contain Ebola outbreak; the intense celebrity showdown between Taylor Swift and Kanye West turns political; experts answer questions about cannabis legalization plan.

Journalist explains why US doesn't need hackers to control the world, and it's hard to disagree

‘Russian hackers’ have become the go-to bogeymen for Washington. There’s little mention of American hackers though – probably because they aren’t needed, since most of the internet is a branch of US intelligence. The US, which is now raising massive alarm over Russia’s supposed efforts to hack everything Americans hold dear, has been refusing to […]

SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be

The 2018 US Senate elections are full of tight races, polling shows. Entering the midterms, Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat majority in the upper chamber of Congress. A few seats changing hands could flip the body to Democratic control. But Democrats are faced with a challenging map. The battle for control of the Senate is […]

Type 2 diabetes: Five food swaps to make at breakfast to prevent and control the condition

Type 2 diabetes is common in the UK. Causes often include being overweight or obese or having a close family member with the condition. Those diagnosed with the condition or those looking to prevent it developing are advised to make simple changes to their diet, such as counting the amount of carbohydrates they eat. Choosing […]

Entanglement allows one party to control measurement results 

Enlarge / There are no entangled photons in this picture. (credit: Douglas Muth / Flickr) It has been a while since I wrote about some really fundamental quantum physics. I feel that you, my dear reader, have not suffered enough during that drought. So, quantum physics it is. Even better, we are going to talk […]