happiness

In pursuit of happiness

01 Apr 2007

Analysis of the results of a Europe-wide social survey is providing clues as to why some Europeans are happier than others.

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Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 Apr 2007

As clothes become cheaper and fashion becomes 'faster', how are we to balance our consumption with environmental, economic and social sustainability?

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Firefly

Lumora: how a firefly sparked a solution to food safety

01 Apr 2007

Food safety is a growing problem. The number of reported food poisoning cases in the UK has increased in the past 25 years from 23,000 to 80,000 cases annually. There are several contributing factors such as a wider choice of ready-made meals with shorter shelf-life, as well as longer produce-shipping times and growing food intolerances.

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Watch amazing footage of how nanotubes form

02 Mar 2007

A Cambridge University-led team of scientists have successfully produced live video footage that shows how carbon nanotubes, more than 10,000 times smaller in diameter than a human hair, form.

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