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Who is Judge Dredd and why it matters that media  invoke the cartoon character
Arts

Who is Judge Dredd and why it matters that media invoke the cartoon character

Written by: Justin Matthews, Lecturer in Digital Media and Popular Culture Researcher, Auckland University of Technology The character of Judge Dredd was designed to be satirical, depicting the ultimate draconian cop. Supplied, CC BY-ND According to a recent study, the...

Gut microbes can be picky eaters – here's why it matters
Health

Gut microbes can be picky eaters – here’s why it matters

Written by: Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London TL Furrer/Shutterstock We choose our food for a variety of reasons, including personal preference, availability, cost and healthiness. But we should also take our gut microbes’ preferences into account,...

Placebos: what they're made of matters
Health

Placebos: what they’re made of matters

Written by: Jeremy Howick, Director of the Oxford Empathy Programme, University of Oxford Video_Creative/Shutterstock Placebo controls are a gold standard against which new treatments are often measured. If a new treatment consistently proves to be better than a placebo and...

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