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Drinking mirror

Drinking mirror

The Scottish government has published an app, Drinking Mirror, which attempts to scare women into changing their alcohol drinking habits. It does this by simulating what their faces may look like in 10 years time if they continue to drink alcohol heavily.

A mental map

I am normal
  •  04 01 2013
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  •  03 01 2013
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A beginner's guide to Alheimer's disease. Simple and effective.

Paedophilia - causes and consequences

Paedophilia - causes and consequences

The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia - and even how much harm it causes.

Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Soul veteran Bobby Womack has revealed that he has been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's disease. The 68-year-old, who released his first single in 1954, has admitted he struggles to recall the names of his songs and those of his collaborators.

Bystanders document suicide on Twitter

Bystanders document suicide on Twitter

On 16 February 2010 Dylan Yount committed suicide by jumping off a building. The whole episode was captured on Twitter. The man is dead but he lives on in cyberspace.

MMR doctor wins award for quackery

MMR doctor wins award for quackery

Andrew Wakefield, discredited over autism-MMR vaccine link claims, is named Good Thinking Society's Golden Duck winner. The award was set up by the science writer, Simon Singh.

I’m much more interesting on the internet
  •  21 12 2012
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  •  19 12 2012
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The scholar, Elyn Saks, talks about her schizophrenia illness, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

The legacy of Operation Ore

The legacy of Operation Ore

A review of the UK's biggest ever computer crime investigation. Thousands of people were accused of downloading images of child abuse. The legacy is controversial.

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