High pressure low stresser

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By Lauren Hoskin Contrary to popular belief, recent research indicates that high blood pressure is in fact associated with a lower tendency to worry. It is thought that hypertension has a tranquilizing effect… Continue reading

Aiming for lucky number seven

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By Anna Tiley Last week a report was published by the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, which advocated eating seven fruits and vegetables per day as opposed to… Continue reading

Addicted to the game

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By Marie Rogers The typical video-game player is often imaged as a teenage boy sitting in his bedroom playing on his games console with the curtains drawn. But more recently the market for… Continue reading

Into the World

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By Lauren Hoskin This week’s blog post is somewhat different from usual. As part of a group project on my Master’s with the wonderful Ellie Pinney and Anouchka Jacquier, I recently produced the… Continue reading

You had me at hello

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By Lauren Hoskin Have you ever disliked someone instantly, even though they’ve barely finished their sentence? Or maybe you thought someone was brilliant from the moment they said hello. New research may be… Continue reading

Shine bright like a dinoflagellate

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By Anna Tiley We are constantly surrounded by bright artificial light emitted from our phones, computers, cars and light bulbs. Yet what if we could read by the light of a bacteria-powered bulb?… Continue reading

Keeping both eyes on the ball

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By Marie Rogers Poor vision is a problem that affects many of us, and it often gets worse with age. But what if there was a way of improving the vision of even… Continue reading

Boost your energy in a heartbeat

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By Lauren Hoskin A team of master’s students at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art have developed a wearable technology that aims to give people more control over their energy… Continue reading

The Acidic Elixir of Life

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By Anna Tiley A few weeks ago, two papers were published in the journal Nature by a young female researcher in Japan, and they have been causing quite a stir. The researcher, Dr… Continue reading

Words like music to the ears

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By Marie Rogers Infants are born into a big, confusing world of sights and sounds: there is a huge amount of information to process. In order to deal with this, the brain must… Continue reading