Researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute have found that consuming non-calorie sweeteners such as saccharin instead of sugar may paradoxically promote obesity.
The research is controversial because it comes as public health campaigners are exerting growing pressure on the food and drinks industry to cut the sugar content of their products. Fiona Symon spoke to Clive Cookson, FT Science correspondent, about the findings
Sweden is facing a period of political instability after an inconclusive election toppled the centre right government of Fredrik Reinfeldt, but left his centre left opponent Stefan Löfven significantly short of a majority in parliament. Fiona Symon spoke to Richard Milne, FT Nordics correspondent, about the result
While politicians in Islamabad vie for control of Pakistan, they do little to tackle the country's population explosion - a problem that is likely to stunt prosperity for future generations. Victor Mallet, FT Asia Bureau Chief, spoke to Fiona Symon about the looming crisis.
The European Union is poised to tighten sanctions on Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Courtney Weaver, FT Moscow Correspondent, spoke to Fiona Symon about how the moves are being viewed in Russia.
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, regarded by scientists as the biggest driver of global warming, has surged at its fastest rate in 30 years. Pilita Clark, FT Environment Correspondent, spoke to Fiona Symon about the implications.
Iraq's squabbling political class has formed a new government under Haider Abadi amid pressure to present a united front against the Islamist militants threatening to break up the country. Borzou Daraghi, the FT's Middle East correspondent, tells Fiona Symon how the deal was done.
Nearly a month ago, astronomers announced a remarkable discovery: the strongest evidence so far for the theory of cosmic inflation, the hyper-rapid expansion following the Big Bang. This was joyful news for Andrei Linde, the cosmologist who had played a key role in developing inflation theory in the 1970s and '80s. Clive Cookson, FT science editor, spoke to professor Linde from his home at Stanford University in California.
What are the political and personal finance consequences of the George Osborne’s UK Budget announcement? Jonathan Eley, FT personal finance editor, and Robert Shrimsley, editor of FT.com, join Matthew Vincent for the reaction to the Budget.