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Games guru takes fun to another level

Sensitive subjects are not out of bounds for award-winning Brenda Romero and her team of developers in Galway, writes Graeme Lennox
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Mar, 15

Parents refuse to give children flu jab over safety fears

Parents are refusing to give their children the flu vaccination over worries about its safety, research has shown.
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Mar, 1

Depression genes ‘trap generations in poverty cycle’

Poverty is biologically entrenched because people with a tendency to depression have children together and then fail to look after them properly, an academic has claimed.
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Feb, 15

Anxiety, depression and drugs — teenagers’ stories

As a new report reveals that UK teens are among the most troubled in the developed world, young people and parents share their experiences of mental illness
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Feb, 2

Sci-fi novels by women, chosen by Naomi Alderman

Science fiction is often perceived as a man’s genre; people think of “nerds” in box rooms writing stories about 1950s-style lantern-jawed heroes fighting space battles and making it with alien babes. The reason for
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Jan, 23

Why poetry has never been better

The poetic arts have never been healthier, declares the Cheltenham Festival’s Guest Director in charge of poetry
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Jan, 7

Books of the year: poetry

Celebrating a year of fine collections
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Dec, 23

Poetry reading could be arresting

Six people have already responded to Ian Bailey’s request for financial assistance to publish his first book of poetry, contributing €800. Four remained anonymous. The “journalist and academic lawyer” has taken to FundIt in
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Dec, 11

Bryan Appleyard on the emotive force of poetry

We turn to poetry in times of need, but can it really help? And why doesn’t it sell more copies?
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Dec, 1

DNA test to prove legend of Pocahontas and the mulberry tree

The legend that Pocahontas, the Native American princess brought to England 400 years ago, planted a mulberry tree that still bears fruit is to be tested by scientists.
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Nov, 20