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The reality of caring for someone with dementia – stressful but rewarding too

Pexels Warren Donnellan, University of Liverpool Dementia is set to become one of the biggest global health challenges of our generation. In the UK alone there are around 850,000 people […]

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‘They’ll give me a detention but it’ll be worth it’ – a climate scientist interviews his climate striking daughter

Ink Drop/Shutterstock Mark Maslin, UCL Extinction rebellion, the climate strikes, Greta Thunberg and even the BBC and Netflix have changed the conversation on climate change. Even more than I expected […]

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Chimpanzees spotted smashing open and eating tortoises for the first time

Erwan Theleste, CC BY-SA Lydia Luncz, University of Oxford; Alexander Piel, Liverpool John Moores University, and Fiona Stewart, Liverpool John Moores University All chimpanzees eat animals at least sometimes, including […]

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Revolt on the horizon? How young people really feel about digital technology

DisobeyAr/Shutterstock Dr Mike Cooray, Hult International Business School and Dr Rikke Duus, UCL As digital technologies facilitate the growth of both new and incumbent organisations, we have started to see […]

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Jamie Oliver restaurant closures – did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?

Isabelle Szmigin, University of Birmingham More than a decade after being launched with a great fanfare of publicity, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group has been taken into administration with the potential […]

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Plastic straw and stirrer ban – but not quite yet!

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an […]

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Apple pledges clearer information on iPhone performance

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) raised consumer law concerns with the tech firm last year after finding people were not being warned clearly that their phone’s performance could slow […]

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Eco-engineering comp for 7-19 year olds

Any budding eco-engineers out there? The government has today (21 May 2019) launched a competition for 7 to 19-year-olds to design the electric vehicle charge points of the future, inspiring […]

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Jeremy Kyle Show: a psychologist explains the risks in reality TV and how aftercare should be done

Host Jeremy Kyle broadcasting before the show was axed. The Jeremy Kyle Show/ITV John Oates, The Open University The psychological impacts of participating in broadcast productions can be much greater […]

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European elections guide: what’s actually on the ballot paper?

Shutterstock Paula Keaveney, Edge Hill University Despite plans to go ahead with Brexit, the UK will now participate in elections to the European Parliament on May 23. Voting in this […]

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