Tim Johnston’s debut novel, 2015’s Descent, was both a critical success and a New York Times bestseller — so anticipation is obviously high for his newest book, The Current (out this week from Algonquin Books), a story of loss, survival, and buried secrets. But the ambitious author is up for the challenge. “The Current may differ […]
DIETS must “change dramatically” to improve health and prevent catastrophic damage to the planet, scientists will warn today.
Researchers believe psychedelic drug therapy could have the potential to treat everything from PTSD to cigarette addiction. Here are the stories of three people whose lives have been changed by the research.
Space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, but a U.S. study suggests this doesn’t significantly shorten their lives.
In the 1990s, Tim Burton almost told audiences to say cheese and die with a Goosebumps movie. While a film based on the popular horror series for young readers would eventually splatter monster blood on filmgoers in 2015, writer R.L. Stine recently revealed that a Tim Burton Goosebumps movie was a real possibility in the mid-90s, but never came to pass. […]
China’s economy is more Soviet than you think
‘They’ve put together a sequence of advanced molecular and tissue engineering strategies to pull this off.’
THE NOTION that China’s economy, though nominally communist, resembles that of the Soviet Union seems on its face absurd. The fall of the Iron Curtain revealed a rusted shell of a country, incapable of manufacturing goods the West might want. China is the world’s biggest exporter; its cities are jammed with gleaming skyscrapers. Soviet citizens […]
THE NUMBER of over-65s seeking treatment for sexually transmitted infections has hit a record high. The generation which enjoyed the “summer of love” in the swinging sixties is now suffering from unprecedented levels of STIs, with the number soaring 14 per cent in the past year.
HIGHER doses of statins could prevent 12,000 heart attacks and strokes a year, a study has found.