Tara Gammell

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State of play: school playgrounds from Kenya to Japan

<b>Paso Payita school<br>Aramasi, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, photographed 9 August 2011</b><p>Situated in a remote area on rough terrain 3,000m above sea level, the school has two teachers and 31 students aged from six to 12 years. Many students have to walk several miles to school. A road to the village was built …

The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>The U.S. government expends huge amounts of money and effort trying to spread democracy around the world. …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Artificial Sweeteners May Contribute to Metabolic Disorders

Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.<p>Artificial sweeteners are a roughly $1.5 billion industry worldwide, often marketed as helpful for managing obesity and diabetes.<p>But some new research suggests sugar substitutes could actually contribute to soaring rates of obesity …

Naomi Klein on Democracy Now! Discussing Capitalism vs. the Climate

Author Naomi Klein fueled a high-profile economic narrative with her 2007 book <i>The Shock Doctrine</i>. Environmental advocates hope she'll do the same for …

Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds

A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain's architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don't report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests.<p>More than 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. use these drugs, which adjust the …

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