Our bodies carry a record of the manmade chemicals our daily lives expose us to. From Japan to Europe and the US, the same chemicals are repeatedly identified, Emma Davies reports – with plasticisers, flame retardants and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances common offenders.
Increasingly, researchers are beginning to understand how diet can help both to increase lifespan and delay the diseases of ageing. So, could a simple food supplement boost longevity? Katrina Megget reports
Imagine being able to dispose of your old smartphones and tablets by just throwing them in the compost. That’s the world that could be ushered in by the latest work on biodegradable electronics. Jon Evans reports
Counterfeiting is a robust industry – involving banknotes, luxury goods, clothing, cosmetics and electronics. But could next generation security materials one day help to keep counterfeiters at bay? XiaoZhi Lim reports