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Influential integration

It’s inspiring to see how people with disabilities are getting the chance to display their talents on stage or present their art to a...

Striking balance

Black humour and sarcasm can be detected in online feedback. How we deal with tricky conversations in real life, meanwhile, is influenced by our...

Playful revelation

A new device controls anomalies in cardiac rhythm in accordance with our breathing patterns. Now, a startup from England is backing technology to help...

Standing role

People with Down’s Syndrome can play golf and older women can work as models. Just as a double amputee ex-paralympian can shine on Broadway....

Considerate growth

Mobile beds with LED lights help treat babies with jaundice in Nigeria. Now a startup from London is providing medical support for pregnant women...

Material charge

Body heat and sweat generated through sport can be useful. Now, a research team in Singapore has found a way of producing electricity from...

Successful removal

Fasting can help our nerves to regenerate. Now a research team from Tel Aviv University has removed glioblastoma, a nasty type of brain tumour,...

Selected improvement

Music-lovers can create tracks with increasing ease. Now, a study at Northeastern University has shown that music can stimulate the brain’s nerve pathways, having...

Realised reduction

Biodegradable jeans decompose fully within 6 months. And now, two parents from Oregon have developed baby shoes that dissolve in boiling water. Like these...

Enhanced belonging

Modern maps show the location of former land borders. But worldwide, as many as 10 million people are classified as stateless. Now, a female...

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