Playing with children can improve the mental and physical health of older people CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES CONTRIBUTOR I was completely blown away by the results of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds – a 10-week experiment I worked on for Channel 4 about the benefits of intergenerational mixing. Therefore it’s great news that NightingaleRead more

Orban continues his government’s family-centric policy. Hungary is an interesting case-study in family friendly policy. Rather than adopting the short-term solution of attracting more and more migrants to solve the population woes it shares with most of Europe, Hungary is attempting a long-term approach. It wants to preserve the culture of itsRead more

A publicity still from Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 film “The Kid” with Jackie Coogan. Chaplin was later taken to court by Joan Berry in the first high-profile use of blood testing in a paternity suit. PUBLIC DOMAIN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS According to legend, the 12th-century priest St. Anthony was once approached by a distraughtRead more

Africa Studio/Shutterstock The sensation of sound occurs when the vibrations from sounds enter our ear and cause little hairlike structures – called hair cells – within our inner ear to move back and forth. The hair cells transform this movement into an electrical signal that the brain can use. HowRead more

The law banning burqa or niqabs in public spaces, such as schools, hospitals, public buildings and public transport, came into force in the Netherlands. It is estimated that 200 to 400 women wear a burqa or niqab in the Netherlands, a country of 17 million people. The law was passedRead more