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Hunger persists in chronic conflict zones despite strong global harvests – UN

2 March 2017 – Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been …

Are musical scales tuned to suit how humans sing?

There is a long-standing belief that musical scales arose from simple harmonic ratios. But scientists are proposing a different source: the mistuning of the …

How some breast cancer cells return after chemo

Researchers have identified a biochemical chain of events that allows some breast cancer cells to survive chemotherapy and restart tumor growth. The recurrence …

How your T-shirt could ‘speak’ via FM radio

A new technique lets everyday objects like posters and T-shirts communicate directly with your car radio or smartphone. For example, bus stop billboards could …