Consumers have cash and confidence

Merry Christmas, Retailers and Brands: Consumers Have Cash and Confidence getty Latest stats on the consumer economy betray a year of hair-on-fire headlines about inflation and recession There ought to be a lot of red faces today within the scrum of economic pundits and bean counters who have been jabbering all year that inflation and… Read More »

Reactive strip developed to quickly and easily detect and quantify allergens in foods

Testing the strip. Credit: UPV A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universitat de València (UV), and the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) has developed a lateral flow test that identifies and quantifies the level of allergens reliably in food with the help of a smartphone. The… Read More »

Pictures of the week: Thousands of penguins, the winter solstice and Christmas wild swimmers

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Each week the picture editors at The Independent sort through hundreds of thousands of images sent into us by photography agencies from all around the world. These are… Read More »

Has the EU’s Graphene Flagship hit its 10-year targets?

In the spring of 2010, physicist Jari Kinaret received an email from the European Commission. The EU’s executive arm was seeking pitches from scientists for ambitious new megaprojects. Known as flagships, the initiatives would focus on innovations that could transform Europe’s scientific and industrial landscape. Kinaret, a professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden,… Read More »

Lottie Moss Was “Ridiculed” For Eating During Her Modeling Career

Earlier this week, Lottie Moss faced backlash after she shared her thoughts on Vulture’s nepotism baby article. The feature draws attention to the sheer amount of celebrities in the acting, music, and modeling worlds that have famous relatives, who have undeniably contributed to their industry success. But model Lottie, who is Kate Moss’s younger sister,… Read More »