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2015, the year that was: science and technology

Maggie Villiger, The Conversation There are a number of definitions of science, as both a process and a body of knowledge. At root, it’s an...

When it comes to mental health, parents shouldn’t worry who…

When it comes to mental health, parents shouldn't worry who their children are friends with Edward Hill, University of Warwick When you’re a teenager, what your...

Our obsession with hereditary cancers didn’t start when….

Our obsession with hereditary cancers didn't start when we discovered the breast cancer gene Devon Stillwell, Johns Hopkins University Angelina Jolie received much public attention for...

Autistic people are more creative than you might think

Anna Remington, UCL Institute of Education Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression. But new research suggests we might...

A melting Arctic demands more – not less – research on...

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University The Arctic is melting rapidly. Who cares? Anyone who is concerned about the rising price of food, lives near the coast,...

Our ‘Rosetta Stone’ gene could unlock the secrets of schizophrenia

Kevin Fox, Cardiff University Schizophrenia affects around 1% of the global population and can cause paranoia, hallucinations and a breakdown in patients' thought processes, with...

Shift work causes breast cancer in mice, according to a new...

Shift work causes breast cancer in mice, according to a new study – so what does this mean for humans? Richard Stevens, University of Connecticut A...

Play linked to sluggish growth in infant monkeys – but should...

Phyllis Lee, University of Stirling For more than a century, researchers have tried to pin down exactly why so many animal species play in their...

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The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism — regional...

James Higham, University of Otago Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process,...