A scientist’s guide to life: How to get the best from nature

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TUESDAY 04 MAY 2021

Spina bifida: Surgery in the womb saves 32 babies from paralysis

The babies have spina bifida, a condition which prevents the spine and spinal cord developing properly.
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Cancel your trip: Scientists identify psychedelic drug without hallucinogenic side effects

A newly discovered compound could encourage neural plasticity without causing hallucinations.
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Instant Genius: Brain Tech

Everything you need to know about upgrading your brain, from how your brain could merge with technology to whether we can talk to coma patients.
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What is the easiest language to learn? A complete beginner’s guide to linguistics

Are children really better at learning languages? And what will the language of the future be? An expert linguist answers all.
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A scientist’s guide to life: How to get the best from nature

Lockdown may limit the time we can spend outdoors, but environmental psychologist Alex Smalley explains how you can get the benefits of being in nature, even if you’re stuck inside.
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Podcast: Why do humans make music?

Musicologist Michael Spitzer explains how humans evolved to make music and why it makes us want to dance.
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Top 10: Countries with speediest internet

At 47th place, the UK doesn’t make the list.
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Why doesn’t Earth’s core melt the planet?

Fun fact: The centre of Earth is as hot as the Sun’s surface
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