Volunteering boosts your health.
Scientists have found that there are many physical and mental benefits to volunteering.
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Understanding how the flu virus copies itself could open a way to killing it.
A conservative estimate.
Voters see claim and counter claim about the economic effects of leaving the EU but the overwhelming consensus among economists is that Brexit will make Britons worse off.
Fumigation to prevent possible spread of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in Sao Paulo.
The number of new Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil is falling. But it's too early to relax.
DNA: the EU in us all.
Our bodies are teeming with petty bureaucrats and red tape – it's the very fabric for life on Earth.
Channel Tunnel: breaking through to France in 1990.
Those campaigning to leave are clinging onto the past for all the wrong reasons.
La pieuvre, invertébrée malicieuse.
On dit les pieuvres intelligentes, au point de jouer savamment des tentacules pour s'échapper de l'aquarium. Cela veut-il dire qu'elles sont dotées de conscience, tout comme nous les humains ?
A new person?
A newly registered trial aims to research reanimating brain dead people. But even if it works, it's not clear who the new person would be.
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It's a daunting technical challenge. But the key question is whether such engineering is socially acceptable.
A new method of counting cheetahs has helped researchers to get a better idea of their numbers.
Mara Cheetah Project, Femke Broekhuis
Accurately counting cheetah numbers is crucial to ensuring the survival of the species.
Time to cooperate.
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Dealing with fossil fuels means working out how to deal with shared resources. While economists might argue that we tend to selfishness, psychology offers another way.
Childhood asthma in low- and middle-income countries is on the rise and symptoms are often more severe. Contributory factors include living with anxiety and being exposed to community violence.
Yes, editors have the right to search out diverging views. But readers also have the right to object to distorted or biased coverage.
The tea and crumpets vision of Englishness that Capability Brown brings to mind does him an injustice.
The wealth parade.
Today's classes were born out of the machine age. They are not fit for purpose in 21st century Britain.
A model Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, has been installed in London's Trafalgar Square. Is this such a good thing?
The latest research shows that people are deserting TV for digital media. This is especially true of broadcast news.
African governments have some hard decisions to make if they want to breathe new life into the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
Apple’s App Store goes green – for one week only.
Why Earth Day needs to more than an opportunity for environmentalists to spread the word.
Globally, women make up one-third of all drug users, including approximately 3.8 million women who inject drugs.
If countries are serious about drug reform, they must address the disproportionate harm of current drug policies on women worldwide.