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“Chandler’s treatment of his gay father is appalling”: Everything critics realized while watching “Friends” in 2015

Turns out the beloved sitcom treated fat people as punch lines and kind of had a homophobia problem<p>“Friends" hit Netflix for the first time in 2015, and while it’s certainly not the first time people have had the opportunity to rewatch the show since it went off the air in 2004, it has provided a …

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do.<p>More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and …

Sustainability

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

London bus strike: Commuters and tourists face 24-hours of travel misery

London commuters and tourists visiting the capital face transport misery as 27,000 bus workers plan to go on strike.<p>The action, from members of trade …

United Kingdom

Sounds of history could be lost forever, British Library warns

British Library warns its collection of unique and important sound recordings, including extinct birds, First World War testimony's and the UK's most famous voices, could be lost forever within 15 years<p>The sounds of British history, from the voice of Florence Nightingale to the testimony of First …

Cambridge Student Sent Letter From Jailed Murderer Who Tracked Her Down After Seeing Her On TV

A Cambridge student was left shocked after receiving a letter from a jailed murderer, who tracked her down after she appeared in a carol concert on …

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Psychology

Ebola wipes out every mother in Liberian village

In Joeblow, Liberia, every mother has been killed by Ebola leaving a village full of confused and devastated children<p>For 11-year-old Montgomery Philip, childhood is over. Six months ago he would have been playing football with his schoolmates, but now his job is to care for his 10-monthold baby …

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Whales