A study, published by Cancer Research UK, predicts that if current trends are maintained, by 2035 obese will be the most common body type for UK adults, with almost three-quarters of people overweight. This could be linked to a large increase in the incidence of cancer with resulting pressure on the NHS. The New Year may be an incentive to tackle this problem!
Many dyes and inks are made from oil. Now, French scientists have found a way to make dyes and inks from sugar using bacteria.
The seventh row of the periodic table is now officially complete. Elements numbers 113,115, 117 and 118 have now been recognised and will soon be given permanent names.