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    Why You Should Get Vaccinated

    Jamey Heron-Waterhouse explains why it's important to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and what each vaccine available contains and how it works....
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    National Food Strategy: Farming, Meat And Climate Change

    Rian Patel Rolling fields of mustard yellows, greens and cereal browns cover so much of the British Isles. Complementing the arable land, you may see sheep grazing, cows sitting, and chickens wandering. The National Food Strategy views these sights as traditional and important to the landscape and culture of...
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    National Food Strategy: Inequality and the ‘Junk-Food Cycle’

    Rian Patel Soon after the government-commissioned National Food Strategy Part 2 was published, tabloids and the news reeled off headlines spreading the word about a possible incoming sugar and salt tax on our foods. ‘Bonkers’, described The Sun. ‘Boris’ war on chocolate biscuits!’, cried The Daily Express. ‘…tax will...
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    What Can COVID-19 Teach Us About Responding To Climate Change?

    Lucy Woodward The climate crisis is a threat as equally pressing as the COVID-19 pandemic. It also, devastatingly, has the potential to be even more catastrophic. More than a year on from the start of the first lockdown, what lessons can we learn from the response to the pandemic...
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    What Is Love, Scientifically Speaking?

    Megan Cuerden Love: an intense feeling of deep affection. We’ve all felt it; requited, unrequited, the first time you saw Harry Styles on X-Factor and never looked back. Love, like all emotions, can be stripped back right to the root cause: chemicals. Scientists generally split love into three emotions:...
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    Making Neuroscience Accessible

    Lucy Woodward How does my brain work? How am I even thinking? What on earth is going on inside my head? These are all questions that neuroscience, an interdisciplinary science that studies the nervous system and brain activity, is intent on getting to the bottom of. In the last...
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    COVID-19 Variants

    Maria Stuart There has been plenty of talk about new variants of the coronavirus. Maria Stuart explains what we know so far about some of the emerging variants and the effect that they are likely to have. What is a variant? Viruses are constantly changing and mutating. Small variations...