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Could yoga save prisoners from a life of crime? | Society

Locked up in a tiny cell in Wayland prison, in Norfolk, detoxing from heroin and methadone, Mike Smith found that bending and breathing his way through a yoga meditation could give him up to three hours without any withdrawal symptoms Read more…


My carnivore diet: what I learned from eating only beef, salt and water | Food

When I started my carnivore diet, I had no idea what it would involve. I thought it could be fun. I wasn’t to know I’d started on a journey that would involve rapid weight loss, complete exhaustion, and a professor Read more…


North Korean ‘hacker’ charged over cyber-attacks against NHS | Society

The US justice department has charged an alleged North Korean spy for helping to perpetrate cyber-attacks against the National Health Service that saw operations cancelled, ambulances diverted and patient records made unavailable following a worldwide hack in 2017 which affected Read more…


Counsellors on motorbikes put Boko Haram survivors on road to recovery | Festus Iyorah | Global development

Cletus Nicholas takes his life in his hands when he gets on his keke marwa motor tricycle each morning. For the past five weeks, he has been offering “counselling on wheels” support to survivors of Boko Haram attacks, going into Read more…


Brighton to offer free sanitary products to female fans in Premier League first | Football

Brighton have become the first Premier League club to commit to providing female fans with free sanitary products after a campaign was launched by three women who are supporters of Celtic. The Guardian understands that both Liverpool and Everton are Read more…


How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state | Cities

On 15 September 1918, a 12-year-old boy named Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Östersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary entry: “Two who died of Spanish flu buried today. A few snowflakes in the air.” For all its brevity and Read more…


Modern myths about cancer – from ‘chemicals’ in food to wifi | Science

Cancer is not up there with the most likely explanations for what caused the mass extinction 66m years ago of the T rex and the triceratops. That said, at least one species of dinosaur suffered from blood-vessel tumours – and Read more…


In these dark times, embracing laughter is an ethical choice | Charlotte Wood | Culture

Because we live in such very dark times, I’ve been thinking about laughter and art. If you feel as I do, some days you’ll see no hope for humanity. We’ve destroyed much of the planet already and seem hellbent on Read more…


Both low and high-carb diets can raise risk of early death, study finds | Life and style

Eating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people who have ditched the likes of bread, rice and potatoes for weight Read more…


America’s hottest export? Sperm | Science

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hysterectomy. After several years, the nudges took hold. Because she wasn’t a good candidate to freeze only her Read more…