Things people say about exercise that aren’t true

It can be hard to include exercise in our busy lives, despite the best of intentions. There are a lot of reasons people don’t exercise, and a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Here are nine common misconceptions about exercise and what research actually tells us.

Nature versus nurture: how modern science is rewriting it

The question of whether it is genes or environment that largely shapes human behaviour has been debated for centuries. During the second half of the 20th century, there were two camps of scientists – each believing that nature or nurture, respectively, was exclusively at play.

Gaza: what life is like under the continuing Israeli blockade

By the seaside in Gaza City. Yaser Alashqar, Author provided Yaser Alashqar, Trinity College Dublin In his latest update to the UN Security Council in late October, Nicolay Mlandenov, the UN’s special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, warned that as the occupation of Palestinian land continues and a two-state solution moves further away: […]

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