The human brain can be bilingual even before birth. Photograph: Thinkstock

Multilingual people are better at reasoning and multitasking, and work faster and with less effort

Stop sniggering down the back: the delicate question of how dinosaurs had sex remains a mystery

Growing evidence should greatly trouble us when we consider how poultry is treated on factory farms

Many people take supplements of vitamins A, C and E, thinking these antioxidants will help to ward off cancer

Recent Swedish research suggests that antioxidant dietary supplements may actually increase cancer risk in certain people

An anti-pylon protest at Mahon Falls, Co Waterford, last year. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Latest studies fail to support claims that overhead cables represent a danger to the public

The simple message of Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 documentary Super Size Me is wrong

As studies show, it is unwise to demonise fast food but wise to eat it only very occasionally

Richard Dawkins: according to him, belief in God is childishly unreasonable. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Opposition to religion stems from the fact that many of these scientists are fundamentalist materialists

The latest study in the US adds to the argument that links with lung cancer may not be as strong as previously believed

There is a popular tendency to 
demonise fast food and sugary drinks as the major contributors to
 the
 obesity

There is much more behind the obesity problem than sugary drinks and fast food. Genetics are key

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