Vials of synthetic silk, which Spiber, Inc. hopes to spin into parkas and car seat fabric. KIYOSHI OTA/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES By Robert F. ServiceOct. 18, 2017 , 9:00 AM The hype over spider silk has been building since 1710. That was the year François Xavier Bon de Saint Hilaire, […]

An overweight recycling manager has told how he dropped a staggering 13 stone amid fears he would suffer heart attack or stroke. Barrie McRorie, 29, from Netherton, North Lanarkshire, revealed how his weight fluctuated throughout his childhood before ballooning uncontrollably to 24 stone after he lost his job. He found comfort […]

Fears: Dr Donal O’Shea says there is an obesity epidemic. Photo: David Conachy. Sugar tactics: Irish children targeted on social media by sugar giants Independent.ie Dr Donal O’Shea is the modern day hero taking on the sugar giants. It is a long and arduous battle that has taken years to […]