Science

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    Sleep

    8 ways to get a good night’s sleep, according to science

  • A production still from Netflix's The One
    TV

    Why we’re so drawn to Netflix’s The One and its unusual theories on love

  • Lemon and ginger in hot water is thought of a super drink.
    Nutrition

    Unexpected food pairings to try for big nutritional benefits

Latest Stories

Sibling personality traits: the truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science
Long Reads

The truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science

Prepare to stoke the flames of sibling rivalry...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Clocks
Life

Why does time seem to fly when we’re having fun? A new study explains

Researchers have shed light on the science behind the well-known saying.

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Lauren Geall
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How to make a decision.
Life

Should you wait for “something better” to come along? Here’s the science behind it

New research has given us an insight.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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millennial burnout symptoms cure
Long Reads

Suffering from burnout? Here’s why you should try the 42% rule

UK workers are clocking up an average of 28 hours overtime a month during lockdown.

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Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
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Anna Brech
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Coronavirus, Explained: a snapshot of Netflix’s enlightening new show

The documentary unpicks the science behind the global pandemic.

Netflix Space Force
Long Reads

The gripping true stories of the Apollo 11 Space Wives

“You think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home...”

Posted by
Marisa Bate
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April 2020 Supermoon over London
Astrology

Supermoon April 2020: How it brought the world together

Did you look for last night’s pink moon? Many of us turned our heads skyward for a quiet moment of peace and reflection, all connected under the same sky.

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
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Life

The scientific reason why helping others makes you feel so good

Looking to boost your mood and make a difference? You’ve come to the right place.

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
Published
Coffee cup and saucer
Life

Coffee actually does solve problems, so pour us another espresso

Is there anything it can't do?

Posted by
Heloise Wood
Published
Cooking with chocolate
Careers

“How I got my job designing chocolate bars”

Have you designed an M&M to taste like hot cross buns recently? Then you’re seriously missing out...

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Earth's wobble causes horoscopes to shift
Astrology

The Earth has shifted – and you now have a different star sign

Think you’re a Pisces? Think again.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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What does it really mean when we talk about Pisces season?

An explainer on this astrological concept.

Raise a glass to the wine
Life

The cheap wine hack that could save you bundles of cash

Make your cheap red plonk taste like a premium vintage.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
A woman working as a scientist
Life

Female scientists don’t actually exist, according to the GCSE science curriculum

Women? In science? Never!

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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friendship group
Long Reads

Why is it so hard to maintain friendships as we get older?

Our social circles shrink at the age of 25. But why does this happen, and what can we do about it?

Posted by
Amber Bryce
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Monica and Rachel from Friends
Life

Looking to make some new friends in 2020? This is how long it really takes

Want to make a new friend? Get ready to put in some serious work.

Posted by
Susan Devaney
Published
habit
Long Reads

This is the key to making good habits stick, according to science

It's all about that magic word: friction.

Posted by
Wendy Wood
Published
Life

Why we should all be walking during our lunch breaks, according to psychologists

How making the most of your lunch breaks can help improve your work life.

Posted by
Aiden Wynn
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Jonathan Thompson
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Meet the woman researching polar microplastics in Antarctica

She's a scientist and an explorer all in one.

A woman being negative
Life

Can’t stop focusing on the negative? This is why

Our brains are hardwired to focus on the negative – but there’s a way we can change this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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