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Gravitational waves: Black hole detector...The UK and US governments...

The UK and US governments have announced a £25m upgrade to the machines that detected gravitational waves three and a half years ago. The improved instruments will be able to detect collisions of black holes nearly twice as far away....

Sexual harassment: ‘I was terrified...When Neta Meidav was sexually...

When Neta Meidav was sexually harassed at work aged 22, she felt it was easier to quit her job than report it to human resources. But more than a decade later, the #MeToo movement came along, kicked off by rape...

‘Know your cholesterol like you...People are being encouraged to...

People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code - because it could save their life. These numbers flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, which can lead...

Mouldy jam: Should you eat...The toast pops. The butter's...

The toast pops. The butter's spread. Then you unscrew the lid and there it is - a circle of furry white-and-blue mould staring back at you from your strawberry jam jar. Not very tempting but, according to reports in the...

Would you be happy to...Would you be happy to...

Would you be happy to see your doctor online? Growing numbers of patients seem to be attracted by the convenience. And doctors are also finding it useful as health services come under pressure from growing and ageing populations. Lydia Campbell-Hill,...

Forget love: This is how...What's the best way to...

What's the best way to find the husband or wife of your dreams? Think what society tells us about finding the perfect life partner: it's all about love; follow your instincts; it's down to fate. Now consider what would happen...

Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or...Having human papilloma virus (HPV)...

Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex and...

Cameron Kasky: How being a...After surviving the Parkland school...

After surviving the Parkland school massacre in Florida in February 2018 Cameron Kasky helped lead a youth campaign for gun control. But the strain of his experiences - in the school, and in the media spotlight - left him anxious...

Valentine’s Day: Japan falling out...Around the world, people use...

Around the world, people use chocolate treats to express sweet nothings on Valentine's Day. But in Japan, it's a little more complicated. On Valentine's Day, only women give chocolate, and not just to their partners, but to their male colleagues...

Uighur crackdown: ‘I spent seven...The Chinese government calls them...

The Chinese government calls them free "vocational training centres"; Aibota Serik, a Chinese Kazakh whose father was sent to one, calls them prisons. Her father Kudaybergen Serik was a local imam in Tarbagatay (Tacheng) prefecture of China's western Xinjiang region....