/ Science, Wellbeing

02 Oct 2015


Being curious not only has the potential to improve our knowledgeable of the world around us, but recent research reveals it can improve our relationships, boost happiness and even make us healthier, says Emily Campbell


/ Innovation, Science, Sustainable Development

29 Sep 2015


Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”

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/ Environment, Science

08 Sep 2015


As humanity’s quest for knowledge deepens into the cosmos, perhaps we should bow modestly to the ungraspable complexity of life here on Earth, says Marcus Nield


/ Body & Mind, Science

26 Aug 2015


Have you been told that you sleep too much? As well as giving the mind and body precious down-time, sleeping can also help us solve problems, according to new research


/ Science

21 Aug 2015


Our understanding of the human brain has long been hampered by our inability to observe its activity in detail, but now scientists have developed advanced imaging techniques that could unlock our understanding of brain behaviour

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/ Arts, Science

31 Jul 2015


A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time


/ Science

15 Jul 2015


Looking back at ten years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good – and the inner and outer – go hand in hand


/ Positive Perspective, Science

15 Jun 2015


The discovery of the oldest stone tools to date could change our understanding of human evolution, says Matt Pope

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/ Body & Mind, Science

27 May 2015


A new study finds that cultivating a diversity of emotions – positive or negative – can make us happier and healthier

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/ Positive People, Science

19 Mar 2015


Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at Oxford University, talks to Robin Yapp about the important role of women in academia, and issues of gender equality in the field of science

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/ Conservation, Environment, Science

16 Mar 2015


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is planning to work harder on disseminating its research to international scientists to fulfil its goal of targeting global challenges such as climate change


/ Arts, Culture, Science

23 Feb 2015


Tom Lawson talks to Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4's award-winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, on how comedy is bringing science to a wider audience


/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015


Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research


/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015


Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

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/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014


A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure


Environment, Science

12 Nov 2014


Scientists believe the discovery could provide a bee-friendly alternative to neonicotinoid pesticides

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/ Science

08 Jul 2014


Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves


/ Environment, Science

19 Jun 2014


China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes on the Tibetan plateau in order to spur sustainable development


/ Science

23 Dec 2013


As Nasa’s rover Curiosity seeks to answer the question ‘Is there life on Mars?’, scientists elsewhere have found the first evidence of a planetary body outside our solar system that was potentially capable of having once sustained life


/ Science

17 May 2013


A team of scientists has developed a groundbreaking microchip that could help millions of visually impaired people regain their vision