The power of sleep

Solving the mysteries of what your unconscious brain does at night.

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The awesome power of sleep

The pandemic may have left many of us feeling sleep deprived, but it’s really important to prioritise your slumber, as Dr Matthew Walker reveals.

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Loot boxes: The next big battlefront?

Should we be worried about video games, and are loot boxes a cause for concern?

How wildlife vaccines will prevent the next pandemic

If we want to keep deadly viruses at bay, we may need to develop a new type of vaccination programme.

Time to shine

Most of us are aware that fireflies can glow, but did you know that Tasmanian devils can too?

Plus

  • Aleks Krotoski: A 14-year-old puzzle has now been solved, thanks to new facial-recognition technology
  • Michael Mosley: Fermented foods are popping up on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus, but do these dishes actually do you any good?
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Issue 363 on sale 5 May 2021

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