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Why some people don't trust science—and how to change their minds
Turning normal sleeping cycles upside down helped this bestselling writer recover her energy“Why don’t you go to sleep when normal people do?” This is a question asked of me on countless occasions. The last time was in a radio interview and I was about to give my usual self-deprecating comments about the joys of not being normal, when I took a breath and replied, “Because I don’t want...
Could exercise pills help create a healthier society?
During the pandemic, a third of people in the UK reported that their trust in science had increased, we recently discovered. But 7% said that it had decreased. Why is there such variety of responses?
‘Afterwards I would feel blissful’: how exercise convinced a psychotherapist to become a personal trainer
Finding drugs that mimic the benefits of a workout has long been a goal of science. As a new trial begins, the hope is to assist not just the time-poor or the lazy but elderly people and those with disease or disabilityIn a hospital in northern Norway, just south of the Arctic Circle, a landmark experiment is taking place that could transform the way we treat ageing in the years to come. Called...
Scientists decry wasted opportunity as thousands of frozen eggs languish in IVF storage across Australia
Therapists and gyms are working both brain and body as the full benefits of fitness are increasingly recognisedTwelve years ago, when he was in his mid-40s, psychotherapist Andrew Keefe found himself in a very stressful job – working with survivors of torture – and really out of shape. Determined to improve, Keefe joined an outdoor fitness class. Hours of burpees and press-ups in London’s...
Despite a surplus of eggs at fertility clinics around the country, very few end up being donated to research or other prospective parentsThe vast majority of eggs frozen by prospective mothers go unused, causing headaches for IVF clinics and preventing potentially groundbreaking research.Scientists are decrying a wasted opportunity as thousands of frozen eggs sit unused in storage instead of being...
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Sunak under fire for ‘inexplicable’ failure to appoint new climate committee chief
'Foul and loathsome' or jewels of the natural world? The complicated history of human-frog relations
Experts say prolonged delay in replacing chair signals that government does not take net zero policy seriously enough and is harming investmentRishi Sunak has come under fierce attack from UK climate experts for his government’s failure over the past 18 months to appoint a new chair of the independent committee that advises ministers on emissions targets.In a letter to the prime minister leaked...
Want to get into stargazing? A professional astronomer explains where to start
When was the last time you saw a frog? Perhaps you came across one in your garden and wondered at its little hands, glossy skin, and what looked very much like a contented smile.
The curious joy of being wrong—intellectual humility means being open to new information and willing to change your mind
There are few things more peaceful and relaxing than a night under the stars. Through the holidays, many people head away from the bright city lights to go camping. They revel in the dark skies, spangled with myriad stars.
Reams of secret poetry by pioneering British scientist finally come to light
Mark Twain apocryphally said, "I'm in favor of progress; it's change I don't like." This quote pithily underscores the human tendency to desire growth while also harboring strong resistance to the hard work that comes with it. I can certainly resonate with this sentiment.
First pulsar detected in globular cluster GLIMPSE-C01
Sir Humphry Davy’s unpublished verse – including one published below for the first time – was found in notebooks alongside details of his groundbreaking experimentsHe is famous for discovering elements of the periodic table, for inventing a lamp in 1815 that would save the lives of hundreds of thousands of miners and as an electrochemical pioneer.But it is the unpublished poetry of the...
What’s ahead in 2024: calendar of the year
Using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have discovered a millisecond pulsar in the globular cluster GLIMPSE-C01 as part of the VLA Low-band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment (VLITE). This is the first pulsar ever detected in this cluster. The finding was reported in a paper published December 18 on the pre-print server arXiv.
Sodium's high-pressure transformation can tell us about the interiors of stars, planets
Dozens of elections, Ukraine and Israel-Gaza, moon missions, the climate crisis and AI• Support independent Guardian journalism in 20242024 will be a landmark year: dozens of elections across the world, unresolved conflicts in Ukraine and Israel-Gaza to address, and further milestones expected in everything from global temperatures to space exploration and artificial intelligence.Here are some...
Surf's up: Big waves pound US West Coast
Travel deep enough below Earth's surface or inside the center of the sun, and matter changes on an atomic level.
New study examines perspectives from South Florida practitioners
Huge surf was battering the US West Coast on Friday, with forecasters warning of more danger ahead after a rogue wave swept pedestrians off their feet and swamped a hotel.
Scientists call for review of UK’s 14-day rule on embryo research
A study led by researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, assessed the perspectives of 76 diverse South Florida climate adaptation professionals. The study titled, "Practitioner perspectives on climate mobilities in South Florida" was published in the December issue of the journal Oxford Open Climate Change, and explores the expectations and...
Extending the limit could help uncover causes of recurrent miscarriage and congenital conditions, experts sayScientists are calling for a review of the 14-day rule on embryo research, saying that extending the limit could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriage and congenital conditions.Until now, scientists studying the earliest stages of life have been restricted to cultivating embryos...