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How a little mathematics can help create some beautiful music

Since the time of Pythagoras around 500 BCE, music and mathematics have had an intimate and mutually supportive relationship.


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Breastfeeding dictator or breastfeeding enabler? Midwives' support styles can make a difference

We have come a long way since the days when babies were whisked away from their mother at birth to be bathed and wrapped before being presented back as a brand-new packaged bundle.


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Trying to cut your drinking? There’s an app for that

There might be another way to tackle the problems related to the over-consumption of alcohol that doesn’t require large-scale government intervention.


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How apps and other online tools are challenging racist attacks

In the aftermath of Brexit in the UK and the success of Pauline Hanson in the Australian Senate elections, racism seems to be a more present threat than ever.


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Explainer: what are women’s options for giving birth?

For many women, getting pregnant is the easy part. After that line appears on the pregnancy test, it can be difficult to work out who to visit for care, and where you should have your baby.


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Why are we still scared of seeing two men kissing?

#TwoMenKissing is an act of pride and defiance in the face of violent oppression.


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How citizen scientists discovered a giant cluster of galaxies

It used to be that you had to have years of training before you could participate in cutting-edge science. Now the internet has enabled thousands of people to contribute.


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Safety – or profit? The booming business of CCTV and Safer Streets

Closed circuit street cameras have been sold to the community as a way of making us safer, reducing crime and discouraging anti-social behaviour.



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