How the ice bucket challenge led to an ALS research breakthrough

Not only has research funded by the stunt uncovered a gene variant links with ALS, it has also demonstrated the enormous value of scientific collaboration When Bill Gates pulled on a red and white-striped cord to upturn a bucket of iced water positioned delicately over his head, the most immediate believed for many was not, […]

Continue reading

The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe movement ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare … whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We analyse, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, simply off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23 -year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating […]

Continue reading

Have psychologists found a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

Recent surveys connecting people views on social inequality to how they suppose and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990 s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific hypothesi to account for all the racism and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which […]

Continue reading

Have psychologists saw a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

Recent surveys linking people opinions on social inequality to how they suppose and act on environmental issues could demonstrate crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990 s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory be held accountable for all the racism and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, […]

Continue reading

New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs motorcycle racks to block rough sleepers

Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled the pavement with unneeded bike racks a clear lawsuit of hostile architecture which does not address the problem, tell campaigners City Cycling the city New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs motorcycle racks to block rough sleepers Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled […]

Continue reading

The world’s best cities for millennials

From affordable housing and transport to flourishing job markets and cultural activities, heres our picking of the hottest spots for a good life Affordability Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20 – to 34 -year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last year, […]

Continue reading

606 pairs of empty shoes: the growing toll of suicide in New Zealand

Suicide is New Zealands silent epidemic. The country has the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world and some people want to talk about it It has been simply over a year since Georgia MacBeath succumbed, when life supporting was turned off at the hospital where she was taken. Georgia had been determined unconscious […]

Continue reading

Have psychologists saw a better style to persuade people to save the planet?

Recent studies linking people views on social inequality to how they suppose and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990 s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory to account for all the racism and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which […]

Continue reading

‘Birth control is a political act’: the pre-Trump contraception hurry starts now

In fear of what the new presidency will mean for reproductive rights, women in the US are racing to secure IUDs On Wednesday morning, gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer went to work determined not to talk about the election. I never do that, she says. You merely never know where people are at. But as her doorways […]

Continue reading