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Serial criminals could be punished less harshly

It can be logically argued that repeat offenders should be punished less harshly than today because society hinders the criminal in living a normal life, say philosophers in a new anthology which turns the punishment debate on its head.

Multi-resistant bacteria fear avocados

Substances in avocado plants can fight off multi-resistant bacteria. The newly-discovered extracts can complement existing antibiotics.

Eat Nordic food and live longer

It’s a good idea to eat rye bread and cabbage. It’s healthy, it’s Nordic and it helps us live longer.

When negativity doesn’t pull the news through

A news journalist has devoted her master’s thesis in psychology to bringing positivity back to journalism, replacing the negativity that is driving readers away.

Health and lifestyle campaigns miss the target

Campaigns designed to make us live healthier lives assume that we don’t live healthily because we don’t know any better. But they miss the target as other lifestyle factors play a role.

Green spaces boost your health

Living close to a green area is likely to make you a healthier and happier person, says report.

Men say women weigh too much

Men are fatter than they think, and they perceive women as being fatter than they really are. These distorted body images can also apply to how we view our children and could cause serious problems for both sexes.

Zebra stripe mystery solved

It’s been unclear up to now why zebras are striped, but now a team of Swedish and Hungarian researchers claim to have solved the mystery.

A single protein controls our metabolism

A certain type of cell in our body controls our metabolism and helps decide whether we are hungry or not. This could lead to a drug for controlling obesity.

New European genome HQ to create genome atlas

The opening of a new international genome research centre in Copenhagen marks the kick-off to an ambitious research project, which could lead to a cancer vaccine.