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'I was dehumanised': Lemn Sissay on hearing his harrowing abuse report live on stage

In a blistering one-off show, poet Lemn Sissay heard – for the first time – the record of his suffering as a child in care. He explains why the theatre was the safest place to relive his beatings and betrayal<p>I have never been in a theatre audience like this one – so loving, supportive, involved. …

This Uncomfortable Video Of A Clam Will Irreversibly Change You

We feel forever unclean.<p>“A video of a clam?” you might be asking if you clicked and made it this far. “How exciting can that <i>possibly</i> be? Do those bivalves even move?”<p>Yes. God yes, they do. More than most non-clam-diggers can ever guess, based on this viral video of a clam uploaded by Oregon fly …

New human rights to protect against 'mind hacking' and brain data theft proposed

A response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity, new human rights would protect people from theft, abuse and hacking<p>New human rights that would protect people from having their thoughts and other brain information stolen, abused or hacked have been proposed by …

The Brain

Sea level rise could send U.S. 'climate migrants' fleeing to Austin, Atlanta

Sea level rise is typically thought of as a coastal problem, with cities from New York to San Francisco pondering new coastal defenses such as sea …

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you

As President Donald J. Trump’s systematic dismantling of 21st century public policy continues, we pause a moment to mourn the death of a set of …

Trump’s war on environment and science are rooted in his post-truth politics — and maybe in postmodern philosophy

Trump’s assault on science ultimately rests on his hostility toward truth, an idea with a complicated history<p>The Trump administration’s war on the environment, which was accelerated this week with the president’s executive order to dismantle various environmental protections, is a product of the …

Shrinking Arctic sea ice threatens the majestic Beluga whale

The Arctic sea ice hosts algae, which sustain a food chain up to the beluga whale. But the ice is decreasing – and in summers, it may be gone entirely by 2050<p>The beluga whale is one of the most extraordinary species of marine creature known to science. It is a gregarious, pure white Arctic dweller …

Heating our homes kills 10,000 Americans per year

PM2.5 is what used to be called fine soot, tiny particles less than 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter, about 1/30th the width of a human hair. …

Pollution