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Small may be beautiful but not so good for your health. Tall people run less risk of a heart attack, suggests a study at the University of Leicester. In figures: 6.5 cm extra heigh...
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a kind of internal DNA clock. If the clock ticks faster than average, you die earlier. The clock looks at the speed at whi...
Always wanted to buy yourself a Nobel Prize? Too late. James Watson (of double helix fame) auctioned his at the start of this month at Christie’s in New York. The trinket fetched 3...
Two ex-students from Leeuwarden have found a creative solution to their enormous student debt (almost 100,000). They have recently started selling beer named after their creditor: ...
You know the feeling, surely. You wake up at a wild party missing something essential: your coat, your telephone, your bicycle. There was an interesting find in an Eindhoven café l...
If you have trouble with sums, a little zap may help, according to an Oxford study. All that is needed is one milliamp (if properly applied), a fraction of the current you get from...
Booking a budget flight? Do it at the weekend when tickets are 5 percent cheaper on average, according to research by Texas A&M University.
Twenty three Dutch words go back to the Ice Age, say British scientists in the PNAS. The words are still used with their original meanings in modern language families, including th...
A new competitor has entered the meat market: the camel. A butcher in Leeuwarden has recently started selling camel meat rolls for just under five euros each. The meat comes from A...
Nutella is amazingly popular with bread eaters all over the world and has acquired an almost mythical status on the internet. Perhaps this lies behind the Nutella theft of last ...