Could British food be radically better?

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry. As one of the first steps, […]

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UK drug deaths continue to rise – time for action

Impact Photography/Shutterstock Ian Hamilton, University of York and Alex Stevens, University of Kent Every year since 2013, the UK’s Office for National Statistics has reported an increase in drug-related deaths […]

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Operation Banner – fifty years on

This opinion piece was sent in by a reader: On August 14th 1969, at the request of the Unionist government, British troops were deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland […]

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Leave your phone at home this holiday and you’ll feel better (after you feel worse)

astarot/Shutterstock Brad McKenna, University of East Anglia; Lena Waizenegger, Auckland University of Technology, and Wenjie Cai, University of Greenwich What did we do before smartphones? Our devices have become an […]

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There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less

Jiri Hera/Shutterstock Feng He, Queen Mary University of London The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride). […]

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What ‘The Lion King’ teaches us about children’s grief

It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in […]

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