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The secrets of the brain article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

The secrets of the brain

Despite us all having one, the brain is a mystery. Here Ester Pascual-Baixauli tells us some fascinating facts about this organ...

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Can the way research is reported play into sexist assumptions? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Can the way research is reported play into sexist assumptions?

The way much research on sexual differentiation is conducted and communicated has come under intense criticism from scholars in both the natural and social sciences. Cliodhna O’Connor describes how traditional gender stereotypes are projected onto scientific information and its subsequent reporting. But the dynamics of online spaces have also facilitated more nuanced debate about the social implications of research, and its potential to perpetuate inequalities.

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When do children develop a sense of gender? article icon

Education & Development 

When do children develop a sense of gender?

Young children are flexible about their ideas of gender - but, for most, that flexibility soon vanishes. When do ideas about gender become fixed in children's minds?

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Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs?

Do the people who claim to be the first of a new human/machine hybrid genuinely represent a new way of living - or are they wrong? Frieda Klotz went to the Cyborg Fair to find out.

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How are scientists testing for the growth of antibiotic resistance? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

How are scientists testing for the growth of antibiotic resistance?

Is following the evolution of bacteria going to help us find a solution to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance?

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How long will you live if you stop eating and drinking? audio icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

How long will you live if you stop eating and drinking?

If you're stranded in the desert without food or water, how long can you survive for? As so often, the answer is "well, it depends..."

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Breaking bad: The science of flatulence article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Breaking bad: The science of flatulence

It can be hard to talk about with a straight face, but there are as many drugs which can cause bad gas as offering to cure them. If you can stop giggling for a moment, Rosin Cerate will explain all.

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