Which celebrity would send you to sleep?

I mean that in the nicest possible way – those that have soothing voices to help insomniacs to drift off. Anyway, in these dark and dreary times, here’s a little fun: Following the recent buzz around the meditation app Calm and its incorporation of famous voices reading bedtime stories, it’s no secret […]

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COVID-19 immunity: how long does it last?

Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester Millions of people across the world have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Countries are also now embarking on massive vaccination campaigns to control the virus and protect their most vulnerable citizens. One of the biggest questions remaining is whether vaccination and/or […]

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Low-carb, no sugar, no fat: the fad diets popular in the 20th century

Bon appétit. alex74/ Shutterstock Myriam Wilks-Heeg, University of Liverpool Fad diets certainly aren’t a 21st-century obsession. In fact, they were also a popular way for people throughout the 20th century to slim down and improve their health. Though much has changed since then – including what we know about dieting […]

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How will vaccines affect the length of England’s lockdown?

Peter Sivey, University of York and James Gaughan, University of York England has gone into a tough lockdown to halt spiralling COVID-19 hospitalisations and relieve pressure on its health system. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has said the new lockdown will last at least seven weeks, but it’s safe to […]

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Government launches new ‘stay at home’ advert

From the Government: A massive public information campaign will run across TV, radio, out of home and on social media from tonight. Everyone in England is being urged to stay at home and “act like you’ve got it” as part of a major advertising campaign encouraging the public to control […]

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What to feed ducks – according to science

Max Topchii/Shutterstock Ronald Jan Corbee, Utrecht University and Sara Burt, Utrecht University The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy – like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give […]

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