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If we took all living things on Earth, pressed them into a carpet, it would be only 4.3mm thick. Why so little?

April 20, 2023

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Unravelling the DNA of music

Many of us enjoy music from cultures across the world – but do we respond in the same way and does it evoke similar thoughts and feelings?

September 29, 2023

book icon 15 mins | Being Human, Ideas

Why urban noise has made us angry and ill for eons

The earliest record of a noise complaint goes back 4000 years. Who was to blame, and what can we learn from it? 

November 20, 2023

book icon | Being Human, Ideas

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