National Pet Month – animals make us happy

Nearly half of us believe that our four-legged friends make us feel ‘pawsitively’ happy and have serious mood-lifting powers according to research released today to mark National Pet Month (April). […]

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The very strange history of the Easter Bunny

Also available in chocolate. Shutterstock Katie Edwards, University of Sheffield While you’re biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies this weekend, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits became so central […]

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Easter eggs were once a rare luxury – so how did they become so commonplace?

Shutterstock Adrian Bailey, University of Exeter For weeks (and weeks) in the run up to Easter, brightly packaged chocolate eggs fill the shelves of British supermarkets. Piled high and sold […]

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How to help autistic children socialise in school

shutterstock Rebecca Wood, University of Birmingham It’s not hard to find representations in films or on the television of fictional autistic people with poor social skills and who struggle to […]

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Plastics in oceans are mounting, but evidence on harm is surprisingly weak

Making waves. armando constantino Ted Henry, Heriot-Watt University and Ana Catarino, Heriot-Watt University Plastics in the world’s oceans are set to treble in the next ten years, according to a […]

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Women to benefit from tampon tax fund

Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch […]

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