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Anthropocene: human-made materials now weigh as much as all living biomass, say scientists

Tom Falcon Harding / shutterstock Jan Zalasiewicz, University of Leicester and Mark Williams, University of Leicester Our deficiencies have always driven us, even among our distant ancestors, back in the last Ice Age. Having neither the speed and strength to hunt large prey, nor sharp teeth and claws to tear flesh, we improvised spears, flint knives, scrapers. Lacking a thick …

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Intermittent fasting: if you’re struggling to lose weight, this might be why

Marcin Malicki/Shutterstock David Clayton, Nottingham Trent University Intermittent fasting is a way of losing weight that favours flexibility over calorie counting. It restricts the time you are allowed to eat, which reduces calorie intake by limiting opportunities to eat. That’s the theory, at least. A popular version of intermittent fasting is the 5:2 diet, which involves eating a very low-calorie …

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