‘ Who knows what we’ll find next ?’ Journey to the heart of Mozambique’s hidden forest

Since it was identified on Google Earth in 2005, the woodland of Mount Mabu has amazed scientists with its unique wildlife. Jeffrey Barbee joins explorer Professor Julian Bayliss on the first journey to its green heart The soggy boots of the team slide backwards in the black dirt as they struggle up towards the ridge…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

The Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial

In a photo from 2009, Bill Halford, who was then 40 years old, looks like a schoolboy who hasn’t quite grown into his big ears. He wears an ill-fitting red shirt tucked into belted khakis; his jawline is square and his eyes are full of wonder. The painting was taken at Southern Illinois University, where…

I have prostate cancer. But I am happy | George Monbiot

The three principles that define a good life will protect me from despair, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot It came, as these things often do, like a gunshot on a quiet street: shocking and disorienting. In early December, my urine turned brown. The following day I felt feverish and determined it hard to pee. I…

Alcohol causes one in 20 demises worldwide, says WHO

Report detects 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20 s are linked to alcohol Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

New blood test could help see eight common cancers before they spread

Researchers believe CancerSEEK will save thousands of lives and hope it will be widely available in a few years Health New blood test could help see eight common cancers before they spread Researchers believe CancerSEEK will save thousands of lives and hope it will be widely available in a few years Australian Associated Press Thu…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its prohibition could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head store Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86 -year-old social scientist says accepting the impending aim of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it ” We’re doomed ,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in.” The outcome is demise, and it’s…