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Why Horses Make Good Glue

By Jamie Condliffe on at

If you ever drive through Northern France, you'll see a lot of butchers that sell horse meat. You'll also see a lot of glue factories. The two are very definitely linked — but why is it that horses make good glue?

How to DNA-Hack Yoghurt into Prozac

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Breakfast can be a pretty depressing ordeal, especially on these cold, dark mornings. Why not genetically engineer your yoghurt to turn it into into a pharmacy-grade anti-depressant? That ought cheer the process up. Here's how to do it.

Mobile Phone Ringtones Make You Stupid

By Sam Gibbs on at

That bloke’s Beyoncé Single Ladies ringtone in the cubicle next to you isn’t just annoying -- it’s also draining your brain. A study out of Washington University shows that ringtones actually damage learning and can make you 25 per cent dimmer.

New British Booze Tricorder Can Tell You That Vodka's Not Really Smirnoff

By Sam Gibbs on at

Apparently the UK is battling with counterfeit booze at the moment. I can’t say I’ve noticed any knock-off Gordon’s floating around, apart from the so-close-it’s–almost-copyright-infringement own brands from the supermarkets that is. Still, boffins from the University of Leicester have come up with a hand-held booze scanner that’ll detect the dodgy stuff without even having to open the bottle.