We tend to assume overweight, red-faced, sweaty people have raised blood pressure. But is it really so simple? Claudia Hammond looks at the evidence. You’ve probably noticed them as you go about your life.
It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative? It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas.
Easily influenced by your peers, or rebel without a care? There may be a way to identify your true rebellious streak by peering at brain activity. Do you conform to those around you, or rebel against crowd?
Science & InnovationOnly Human Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why
Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment? Would you let your child get on a bus driven