Laying the Foundation: Defining the Building Blocks of Music-Based Interventions
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Foundation for the NIH and the Renée Fleming Foundation, are sponsoring an expert panel discussion - the first in a series of three meetings intended to develop evidence-based music therapies for brain disorders of aging.
It’s Global Recycling Day: Which brands reward you for returning old clothing, beauty products and tech?
Global Recycling Day – honoured annually on 18 March – aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling for preserving and securing a healthy future for our planet, and was founded by the Global Recycling Foundation in 2018.
Good vibrations: bladeless turbines could bring wind power to your home
The giant windfarms that line hills and coastlines are not the only way to harness the power of the wind, say green energy pioneers who plan to reinvent wind power by forgoing the need for turbine towers, blades – and even wind.
Renewable energy growth must speed up to meet Paris goals, agency says
Renewable electricity production needs to grow eight times faster than the current rate to help limit global heating, according to a report.
How the energy industry impacts the environment
In Texas, the energy industry plays an important role, particularly when it comes to green energy. Because of the prominence coal, oil, and renewable energy play in the Lone Star State, concerns over CO2 emission levels are equally important.
Psychedelic therapy could ‘reset’ depressed brain
A powerful hallucinogenic drug known for its part in shamanic rituals is being trialled as a potential cure for depression for the first time. Participants will be given the drug DMT, followed by talking therapy.
The real cost of your clothes: These are the fabrics with the best and worst environmental impact
An industry that thrives on providing consumers with the latest trends, fashion’s rapid turnover means that each year we consume approximately 80bn pieces of clothing – a volume which is putting strain on the planet.
£5m fund to help local authorities to reduce air pollution
Local authorities across England have been granted more than £5m in government funding to improve local air quality.
Opinions and attitudes can last when they are based on emotion
Depending on the topic, people's attitudes can change from moment to moment or last a lifetime. The factors that make one opinion long-lasting and another ephemeral, however, are not always clear.
Dawn Days mental health project launched
Photographers Mike Guest and Nick Pumphrey, now joined by a collective of artists and creatives, have launched the Dawn Days project, which aims to capture the start of each day while immersed in nature, regardless of the weather conditions.
New global breast cancer initiative highlights renewed commitment to improve survival
A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, is being introduced today by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year until 2040, thereby averting an estimated 2.5 million deaths.
The right ‘5-a-day’ mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life
Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults.