Climate coalition cites Twitter’s lack of clear policies against misinformation and additional confusion from Musk takeover
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«Taking several long, deep breaths has also been shown to reduce stress and lower the heart rate, allowing us to reach that neutral point of calm»
Last year, research cast doubt on the dominant ‘chemical imbalance’ theory of depression. Now two persuasive books by scientists Philip Gold and Camilla Nord offer very different causes of the illness…
«psilocybin docks into the same receptors as brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein that promotes the growth and rewiring of neurons»
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Trust your gut, boost your memory, de-bias your decision making… can we train our brains to perform better?
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It feels great to give at Christmas. But does that pleasure detract from the good deed?
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Earth is already becoming unlivable. Will governments act to stop this disaster from getting worse?
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New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers
Unpalatable as it may be for those wedded to producing and eating meat, the environmental and health evidence for a plant-based diet is clear
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From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’
Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate
Chinese-owned social media app bans such content even in countries where homosexuality has never been illegal
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The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
A hi-tech medical exam draws its subject back to a more archaic, essential experience
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«Reuse all plastic bags – even bread bags. Much of the packaging you can’t reuse can be taken to larger branches of supermarkets for recycling.»
124,000 documents expose inner workings behind US tech firm’s rise as a global empire responsible for 19m journeys a day
«As Uber launched across India, Kalanick’s top executive in Asia urged managers to focus on driving growth, even when “fires start to burn”. “Know this is a normal part of Uber’s business,” he said. “Embrace the chaos. It means you’re doing something meaningful.”»
‘I can’t remember anything’ is a common complaint these days. But is it because we rely so heavily on our smartphones? And do the endless alerts and distractions stop us forming new memories?
«When we’re not attending to an experience, we are less likely to recall it properly, and fewer recalled experiences could even limit our capacity to have new ideas and being creative.»
Social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can
«“an attentional pathogenic culture” – an environment in which sustained and deep focus is harder for all of us»
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