Study: Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the chances of  an early death. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, research suggests. A large study invol(...)

The study recruited 166 Instagram users

Another week, another social media study. But this particular one looks at the usefulness of social media activity as a diagnostic tool within psychol(...)

Bob Corran speaks in honour of retired NHL player Martin St Louis before a game between the Dartmouth Big Green and the Vermont Catamounts last year

Bob Corran, who retired recently after a successful career as athletics director at the University of Vermont, emigrated with his parents, brother and(...)

Reliance on a feeding tube and needing around-the-clock care were rated by over half of those surveyed as being intolerable. Photograph: iStockphoto

As part of running an educational workshop, I have the opportunity to ask doctors what disease they would least like to die from. Naturally there is (...)

File photo: Robert Plant (left) and guitarist Jimmy Page of rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium. Photograph: Rusty Kennedy/AP

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has demonstrated a deft touch at deflecting questions during a court hearing into whether he might have lifted some (...)

Bernie Sanders  wrote to Margaret Thatcher in 1981 in a bid to end the ‘degrading treatment’ of hunger strikers in Northern Ireland. Photograph: EPA/The Irish Times

Bernie Sanders wrote to Margaret Thatcher in 1981 in a bid to put a stop to the “abuse, humiliation and degrading treatment” of IRA prisoners who were(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders: says he plans to deliver a “major speech” on his political philosophy. “We have some explaining and work to do.” Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

When German social theorist Werner Sombart asked in his 1906 essay Why Is There No Socialism in America?, he reached the same conclusion his compatrio(...)

The Baker Library of the Harvard Business School: The university’s title-winning debate team lost to a team made up of New York prison inmates. Photograph: Bloomberg/ Getty Images

Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern (...)