CATEGORIES

World's First Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organization’s director-general hails ‘historic moment’ as mass immunisation of African children begins

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Volume 14 - Issue 2

Is River Pollution Putting The Species In Jeopardy Again?

Ten years ago, it was jubilantly announced that o ers had returned to every county in England. But is river pollution putting the species in jeopardy again?

10+ mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 2

The Big Burnout

Long hours, low pay and a lack of appreciation — among other things — can make for a stressful workplace and lead to burnout. It’s something we should all be concerned about, because over half of the workforce reports feeling it

10 mins read
BBC Earth
Volume 14 - Issue 2

Putting Nature To Rights

More countries are enshrining the right to a clean environment into law. So if a company or government is impinging upon that right, you could take them to court

10 mins read
BBC Earth
Volume 14 - Issue 2

Mega Spaceship: Is It Possible For China To Build A Kilometre-Long Spacecraft?

Buoyed on by its successful Moon missions, China has launched a five-year study to investigate the possibility of building the biggest-ever spacecraft

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Volume 14 - Issue 2

Are We Getting Happier?

Enjoying more good days than bad? Feel like that bounce in your step’s getting bigger? HELEN RUSSELL looks into whether we’re all feeling more cheery…

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Volume 14 - Issue 2

“Unless the Japanese got the US off their backs in the Pacific, they believed they would face complete destruction”

Eighty years ago Japan’s surprise raid on Pearl Harbor forced the US offthe fence and into the Second World War. Ellie Cawthorne is making a new HistoryExtra podcast series about the attack, and she spoke to Christopher Harding about the long roots of Japan’s disastrous decision

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Volume 14 - Issue 2

Your Mysterious Brain

Science has mapped the surface of Mars and translated the code for life. By comparison, we know next to nothing about what’s between our ears. Over the next few pages, we ask leading scientists to answer some of the most important questions about our brains…

10+ mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 2

Why Do We Fall In Love?

Is it companionship, procreation or something more? DR ANNA MACHIN reveals what makes us so willing to become targets for Cupid’s arrow

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Volume 14 - Issue 2

Detecting the dead

Following personal tragedy, the creator of that most rational of literary figures, Sherlock Holmes, developed an obsession with spiritualism. Fiona Snailham and Anna Maria Barry explore the supernatural interests of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Volume 14 - Issue 2

Shortcuts To Staying Healthy As We Get Older

Being healthy and fit demands hard work, dedication and time. Or does it? Dr Michael Mosley shares his favourite shortcuts to staying healthy as we get older. No sweat bands necessary…

10+ mins read
BBC Earth
Volume 14 - Issue 1

How Broken Is James Bond's Body?

Would 007 pass a physical ahead of new movie No Time To Die?

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Volume 14 - Issue 1

Hydrogen Power: Will The Government's Strategy Help Us Get To Net-Zero Carbon?

The government plans to provide the UK with low-carbon energy derived from hydrogen. But will it help really us reach our emissions targets?

4 mins read
BBC Earth
Volume 14 - Issue 1

Breathe In… And Out

Deep breathing isn’t just for yogis. Evidence suggests it can soothe anxiety, help you sleep and even ease your pain

2 mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 1

Could We Cool The Oceans To Snuff Out Storms?

Ever used a straw to blow bubbles in a drink? One company is scaling up that idea in the hopes of stopping hurricanes in their tracks

2 mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 1

Give Your Home The Probiotic Makeover

Bacteria aren’t always bad. Some, like the billions that live in our guts, are vital for our health. So should we make our homes and cities more hospitable to these beneficial microbes?

9 mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 1

More Me, Now: Is Narcissism On The Rise?

Are we becoming more narcissistic? And is social media behind the seemingly growing me crowd?

4 mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 1

Loneliness: Is It Inevitable In A Modern World?

Young or old, rich or poor, many of us will experience a longing for social contact at some point in our lives. But loneliness doesn’t have to be inevitable

4 mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 1

THE SCIENCE OF JUNE

THE IDEAS, SCIENCE, AND HISTORY DRIVING THIS DECADE'S BIGGEST SCI-FI- FILM

10+ mins read
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Volume 14 - Issue 1

9/11: Twenty Years On

Twenty years ago, two planes were flown into the Twin Towers in New York, prompting worldwide horror and defining the American political agenda for the rest of the decade. But, asks David Reynolds, were the events of 9/11 really a turning point in global history?

10+ mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

What's The Future Of Studying The Past?

The teaching of history at universities is facing huge challenges: courses are being cut, debates rage about decolonising curricula, and the Covid-19 crisis is only adding to the pressure. Historians Sophie Ambler, Richard Partington, Jason Todd and Anna Whitelock discuss the big issues confronting the academic discipline of history

10 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

The Secret Lives Of Honey Bees

Colonies of feral bees, thought to have died out decades ago, are generating a buzz in Germany’s ancient beech forests…

6 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

How Can We Deal With All The Dead?

More people die every day, but our graveyards aren’t getting any bigger. So what happens when we inevitably start running out of places to put the bodies? JULES HOWARD takes you through the options

4 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

How Did Life On Earth Begin?

Earth is unlike any other planet we know of by virtue of hosting life – and not just in a single form, life is present in a rich variety of species. But, as MICHAEL MARSHALL explains, we still don’t know what got it started

2 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

What Happens When We Die?

While we don’t know if anything happens afterwards, we do know exactly what happens in the moments leading up the end. DR KATHRYN MANNIX leads you through the last few steps on your body’s journey

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Volume 13 - Issue 6

Should We Look For Aliens?

Even if all we learn is that we’re alone, the search is worth the risk, argues Lord Martin Rees. Besides which, anyone we do end up finding probably knows about us already

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Volume 13 - Issue 6

Mental Health: How Can We Help Elite Sports Competitors Stay Well?

Elite Olympic athletes recently highlighted the mental health issues they faced. A psychologist explains how we could help them

3 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

MYSTERIES OF THE ABYSS

The deep sea is Earth’s last unexplored domain. For the longest time, this enigmatic ecosystem has held within it answers to some of the most important questions in science. Now, a new wave of technologies are powering discoveries that will help us put together the story of Earth’s final frontier

10 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 6

The Women In History We Don't Talk About

Beyond the exceptional talents of Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and Ada Lovelace, it’d be easy to think that women didn’t used to participate in science. But as science historians Leila McNeill and Anna Reser reveal to Sara Rigby, women have contributed to our understanding of the world, stretching all the way back to antiquity

7 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 5

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle, Flying The Royal Nest

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the royal family is the latest in a string of shock exits from the monarchy dating back centuries. TRACY BORMAN looks to the past to consider how one can leave “the Firm” successfully – and the difficulties of life as a royal exile

6 mins read
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Volume 13 - Issue 5

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