Dr Eugenia Cheng,  Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  tries to demystify maths in her book, Cakes, Custard and Category Theory.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is a woman on a mission. She wants to end people’s fearfulness of mathematics and uses music and the baking of cupcakes to accomplish(...)

MRI scan of a human head. Photograph: Thinkstock

In my column of November 9th, 2006, I described the amazing results reported in the 1970s by British paediatrician John Lorber to the effect that s(...)

Rheumatoid arthritis patients most likely to suffer the severest effects of the condition can be identified early and fast- tracked for treatment, fol(...)

Jim Wells said the report showed minimum pricing reduced consumption and alcohol-related harm by ensuring alcohol cannot be bought at prices that do not reflect its strength. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is planning to introduce a minimum price for alcohol to try to combat alcohol abuse, the North’s Minister of Health, Jim Wells, has s(...)

Smoking cannabis can reduce a man’s fertility by altering the size and shape of his sperm, research has shown. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA

Men who smoke cannabis may be damaging their sperm and should give up the habit if they are trying to start a family, according to new research. It (...)

Photo issued by the University of Sheffield of an organism found after a team from the university sent a a balloon high into the stratosphere, which could ‘completely change our view of biology and evolution’. Photograph: University of Sheffield/PA Wire

Scientists believe they have found the first evidence of life arriving to Earth from space, which could “completely change our view of biology and evo(...)