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  • Sparkling fruity freshness

    Sparkling fruity freshness

    A floral, oriental, powdery bubble, Carven Dan Ma Bulle’s top note is a sparkling fruity freshness of litchi rose blended with the floral delicacy of peony for a very natural hook. The fragrance’s heart note features the unique, addictive quality...

  • Volunteers from 42 countries have signed up to collect nurdle data

    Volunteers from 42 countries have signed up to collect nurdle data

    Plastic pollution has become pervasive, pernicious and persistent. In 2016, global plastic production was around 335 million tonnes and it continues to be released into our rivers and oceans on a catastrophic scale, despite recently becoming one...

  • Climate crisis has arrived: better start imagining your future

    Climate crisis has arrived: better start imagining your future

    Evidence of the devastating impacts of anthropogenic climate change are stacking up, and it is becoming horrifyingly real. There can be no doubt that the climate crisis has arrived. Yet another “shocking new study” led The Guardian and various...

  • Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being

    Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being

    It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but our latest research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too. A study from Australia in 2016 found improvements in psychological...

  • Toxic masculinity assumes there is only one way of being a man

    Toxic masculinity assumes there is only one way of being a man

    For centuries, male violence and acts of aggression were often the way that power was understood and patriarchy upheld. In contemporary times, in more moderate societies, this has become somewhat tempered, yet it still exists in different forms...

  • Street artists join the fight to save the environment

    Street artists join the fight to save the environment

    In these times of rising activism on climate change and other environmental threats, a new band of campaigners has joined the fight: street artists. And these artists are using the landscape, communities and social media to spread their...

  • Vegan or Mediterranean diet – which is better for heart health?

    Vegan or Mediterranean diet – which is better for heart health?

    Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more than 30% of the total number of deaths worldwide, and every year more people are being diagnosed with the condition. In 2015, more than 85 million people in Europe were living with cardiovascular...

  • Miracle treatment or dangerous drug?

    Miracle treatment or dangerous drug?

    The sweltering backwaters of Indonesian Borneo have become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety. Part of the coffee...

  • Outcry over Uganda 'curvy women' tourism campaign

    Outcry over Uganda 'curvy women' tourism campaign

    Female Ugandan activists on Thursday slammed a government campaign to use "curvy women" to attract tourists to the east African nation. Tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwanda unveiled the campaign on Wednesday at a news conference attended by a bevy of...

  • Saudi team ready to treat conjoined Yemeni twins

    Saudi team ready to treat conjoined Yemeni twins

    A Saudi medical team has offered to treat Yemeni conjoined twins following a plea from doctors in Yemen's blockaded rebel-held capital for the newborns to receive specialist care abroad. Abdelkhaleq and Abdelrahim were born outside Sanaa around 10...

  • To divinity and beyond: questions over Ukraine space church's future

    To divinity and beyond: questions over Ukraine space church's future

    Inside a traditional Orthodox church topped with a gold cross, instead of icons, visitors can see a lunar rover and the helmet of the first man in space Yuri Gagarin. The wooden church in central Ukraine is one of thousands of buildings that were...

  • Deadly drug-resistant TB a 'blinking red' global threat

    Deadly drug-resistant TB a 'blinking red' global threat

    Deadly, drug-resistant tuberculosis - as lethal as Ebola and tough to treat in even the best hospitals - is a "blinking red" worldwide threat, the head of a global health fund warned in an interview with AFP. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...

  • Facebook 10-year challenge: our need to belong vs distrust of social media

    Facebook 10-year challenge: our need to belong vs distrust of social media

    When the 10-year challenge began doing the rounds on social media, people rushed to post profile pictures of themselves from 2009, side by side with one from 2019, to highlight how much they had changed (or not) in the meantime. It is estimated...

  • Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight

    Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight

    In recent years, mindfulness – defined as “a mental state or attitude in which one focuses one’s awareness on the present moment” – has become embedded into our everyday language. Mindfulness has helped many people to develop the skills necessary...

  • Whose hearts, livers and lungs are transplanted in China?

    Whose hearts, livers and lungs are transplanted in China?

    Scientist He Jiankui’s claimed use of the genetic tool CRISPR to edit the genomes of twin girls led to international condemnation. His actions have focused a spotlight on research ethics – and what the consequences should be when scientists “go...

  • Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant options

    Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant options

    Scientists said Wednesday they have successfully used mice stem cells to grow kidneys in rat embryos, using a technique that could one day help grow human kidneys for transplant. But the researchers cautioned that their success was only a first...

  • How hunting for crabs in a museum unlocked secrets of their evolution

    How hunting for crabs in a museum unlocked secrets of their evolution

    Games can help people engage with science outside of the traditional realm of research and academia. And using games in ecological research is on the rise, helping ecologists answer questions they’d never be able to in a laboratory experiment.

  • Brexit: what the army could legally do to maintain public order if needed

    Brexit: what the army could legally do to maintain public order if needed

    The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has led to some dystopian predictions about what might happen if the UK leaves the EU without a transition plan in place on March 29. Councils in Kent warned of impending gridlock on the roads and supermarkets of a...

  • How to lose weight and keep it off – according to science

    How to lose weight and keep it off – according to science

    Losing weight is often at the forefront of many people’s minds at the start of the year. But if weight loss was your goal for 2019, chances are that by now, you’ve probably already experienced some challenges. That’s because sticking to a strict...

  • Cancer growth in the body could originate from a single cell

    Cancer growth in the body could originate from a single cell

    Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease. The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often seem as bad as the ailment, and there is also the threat of recurrence and tumour spread. Cancer treatment still...