British prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed that the EU was ‘pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate’, and that the plucky English Brexiteers would ‘set the country free’. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The German philosopher Theodor Adorno made this statement for the first time in 1949. It implies at lea(...)

From newborn night-waking to toddler sleep regressions and night terrors in slightly older children, it’s no wonder parents struggle to get enough sleep. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this year, a study published by the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick stated that having a child can continue to affect a (...)

Greenpeace activists  outside the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday as the IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land is released. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was broadly welcomed by scientists across the globe as a framework to t(...)

Critically ill infant undergoing mechanical ventilation via a tube in her windpipe at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

For a parent of a critically ill child, watching a ventilator going about its work can be what keeps hope alive. Moment by moment a ventilator does th(...)

With 30 million users, it’s also significant that Sweatcoin’s GPS-based verification algorithm rewards only genuine outdoor steps.

Many deaths in the western world are ascribed to avoidable lifestyle factors, including lack of exercise. Could technology motivate us into exercising(...)

Night shift: women lose an hour’s sleep a day after a first child’s birth; men lose 13 minutes. Photograph: JGI/Getty

Starting a family is a well-known way to make a good night’s sleep a distant dream, but new research suggests the parental yawns might go on for six y(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May arriving to give a press conference after a special meeting in Brussels of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

No simple answer has ever emerged from all of the detailed analysis of who voted for Brexit and why. Some of the many published studies conflict with (...)

Adrian Varley has been appointed to the new role of  director of prudential analysis and inspections at the Central Bank.

The Central Bank has appointed Adrian Varley to the new role of the institution’s director of prudential analysis and inspections, effective from Febr(...)

Vasileios Madouros, whose “technical knowledge in central banking will greatly contribute to the leadership of policy”

The Central Bank has hired the Bank of England’s head of macro-financial risks division, Vasileios Madouros, as its next director of financial stabili(...)

 TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain on the Graham Norton Show. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Nadiya’s Family Favourites Monday, BBC Two, 8pm Look out, Nigella: British Pakistani chef Nadiya Hussain has your crown on her ingredients list, an(...)

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