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The family name

If you want to study a history of names then England is a good place to go because genealogical records date back well into the Middle Ages and surnames ...

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News from: Human Nature

New Earths

It’s the time of year to let your mind your mind expand and wander across new territory before the business of another new year consumes you. So stretch your ...

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News from: Astrophysical Journal Letters

Seas of plastic

Lots happened in the year 1860. For a start it was a leap year, so it had an extra day in which things could happen, and happen they did. ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Salty headaches

There are probably things that you do even when you know they are bad for you. It might be that favourite burger joint you occasionally indulge in, that turquoise ...

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News from: BMJ Open

Mediterranean ageing

What could be nicer than a meal of freshly cooked garden vegetables, a salad drizzled in olive oil, some lightly cooked fish, a glass of wine and the company ...

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News from: British Medical Journal

Face of masculinity

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” we all wisely acknowledge, yet we do it all the time. This superficial judgement of course is not just restricted to ...

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News from: Perception

Bugs and kisses

It’s that time of year that is full of pit-falls for the unwary party goer. The lackadaisical reveller may well find herself dipping into a previously double-dipped corn and ...

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News from: Microbiome

Koala dining

The archaeological record tells us that koalas have existed unchanged for around 30 million years. That is a long while to remain at your evolutionary peak, if you consider ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Spray on solar power

Things advance quickly in the realms of technology. Fifty years ago when television first began broadcasting who would have thought that people could one day choose what they want ...

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News from: Advanced Materials

Red wine: yes and no

Billy the Kid gets all the publicity when it comes to outlaws of the Wild West but Harold the Adolescent deserves some attention too. So named because of a ...

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News from: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Help for heels

We wear some crazy things in the name of fashion. If you spend a moment of honest self-reflection and look deep into your soul, you will admit that you ...

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News from: Archives of Sexual Behaviour

Imagine reality

Just for a minute go with me and let yourself imagine a serene lake that slowly turns purple as you notice flotilla of aquatic hedgehogs that dance a minuet ...

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News from: NeuroImage

Mindfulness for Depression

There are times when certain topics or behaviours capture the zeitgeist and become all pervasive. In the 1980s it was lycra, thin ties, big hair, and all things synthetic ...

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News from: The British Journal of Psychiatry

Yoghurt for diabetes

Some impressive things have had humble beginnings. The mini-skirt has its origins in a Neanderthal hunting season that was lean resulting in less hide being available. Coffee began when ...

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News from: BMC Medicine

Covered-up pesticides

Pesticides are used in plant and animal farming to boost production and ensure adequate food supply. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) sets the maximum allowed limits for agricultural ...

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News from: Chemosphere

Mate mapping

Let’s state right at the outset that women and men are equal. Having got that sine qua non out of the way, we should also acknowledge that women and men ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Run for your life

If the phrase “run for your life” did not originate in Hollywood adventure films, that was certainly where it gained modern currency. You can readily imagine chisel-jawed heroes from ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Working memory

You don’t have to look too far in our everyday lexicon to see how highly we value memory. You can probably count in minutes the time since you said to ...

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News from: Neurology