If you could know, from the day you were born, your risk of developing certain diseases, would you want to?
Clodegh Aherne argues why it is important that we look into the nature of saviour siblings and asks us to consider the psychological as well as the physical impacts on donor-children – is it really worth it?
Millie Chambers finds that a saviour sibling is not as immoral an idea as you she first thought.
More than 2,500 trees will be uprooted as construction works for new subway lines begin in Athens, Greece. This follows a devastating summer in which more than 110,000 hectares (424 square miles) of forest areas have burned, more than five times the average from 2008 to 2020. Granted, the new routes are expected to lower CO2 emissions, but environmental organisations claim the works could move forward without laying bare the already limited urban green areas. Alas, the easiest
Imagine a world where nature itself is a political actor recognised in law. In this world, deforestation would be genocide, and the use of bee-killing pesticides a hate crime. It may seem like a radical approach to environmental law, but charging 5p for a plastic bag clearly isn’t going to stop us from hurtling towards an irreversible increase in global temperature.
In February 2020, Italy became the first country in Europe to impose a lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the following months, amidst the stress of those initial lockdowns, the sounds of birdsong freed from traffic noise were a source of comfort and optimism to many around Europe and the rest of the locked-down world.
The way you breathe can influence your brain’s ability to form long-term memories, writes Clara Lenherr.
Embyronic stem cells could be the key to future drug testing, replacing animal testing with a cheaper and more reliable method, writes Katie Pickup.
Lara Watson argues we should stop deep-sea mining before it wreaks havoc on marine environments.