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Recreating long-faded smells from history to evoke the past is a new way to experience culture in museums and tours.
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Psychedelic drugs are mostly banned in Europe, but new research suggests they may be beneficial to some when…
The Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the caves of Qumran in the Judaean Desert. © ChameleonsEye, Shutterstock
Advanced techniques to analyse the Dead Sea Scrolls and Eastern papyri are revealing vibrant secrets about…
Between doomscrolling and disinformation, our media-saturated world makes it difficult to know who to trust. To mark today's International Day of Democracy we spoke to a journalism researcher about…
Environment  |  ICT  |  Social Sciences
Game theory mathematics is used to predict outcomes in conflict situations. Now it is being adapted through big data to resolve highly contentious issues between people and the environment.
A special opera performance in Lisbon improves inclusivity for the marginalised while digital literacy will create new artistic opportunities.
Health  |  ICT  |  Social Sciences
Lack of trust in health authorities, combined with the fear and uncertainty about the disease, created fertile ground for false rumours to spread about Covid-19 vaccines. Countering the rumours may…
Our consumerist economy constantly prompts us to buy new things to find happiness, even when it's unsustainable. Sufficiency is a burgeoning idea that calls for buying less material goods and finding…
Data scientists and social scientists are examining the perceptions and expectations of migrants to the EU, as well as the attitudes of Europeans towards them.
With the tourism industry on a high bounce following the lifting of pandemic restrictions, many holiday-goers are looking for ways to travel more responsibly and sustainably. But the annual surge of…
Climate change is destroying heritage sites across Europe and globally. Ancient historical landmarks could disappear completely unless swift action is taken to protect them from environmental damage…
Aphasia is a devastating diagnosis that affects your ability to speak or understand language. It’s a little-known condition that effects 300 000 Europeans every year and recently made headlines when…
The most significant changes can be sudden, not gradual, if the circumstances are right. Horizon Magazine listened in on a recent discussion between leading climate change scientists on the role of '…