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Humans didn’t evolve to deal with the unique conditions of space travel. Bluedharma/Flickr

What medicines would we pack for a trip to Mars?

Hollywood may already have done it but when we eventually send real astronauts to Mars, what medicines should we arm them with? And will they work the same way as they do on Earth?
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers. Andy Rain/EPA

Budget 2015: Experts respond

Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
If African pupils get a quality good education, it can benefit their long-term health. Noor Khamis/Reuters

More African children are going to school – but is quantity a distraction from quality?

If Malawian children do not learn basic skills like reading, will this harm them in the long term? Recent evidence suggests the answer is yes – at least in terms of their health.

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