The Success of Iceland’s Shorter Working Week

Icelandic trials of shorter working weeks indicated that the trial was an outstanding success as workers’ productivity remained the same, but their mental health improved

Long-Forgotten Picasso Painting Found in a Closet in Maine

An unmembered Picasso painting, which was found in a closet in Maine, has been sold for more than $150,000

The Battle of Grunwald: A Medieval Conflict Still Bringing People Together

It is 611 years since the Battle of Grunwald, a medieval military engagement which is uniting communities to this day

China Successfully Lands Probe on Mars

China has become the second country in history to have successfully landed a rover on Mars

Does this New Chemical Uncover Mystery of How Birds Navigate?

A scientific study has discovered a new clue as to how birds migrate: a chemical in the eye of robins may hold the key

A Timeless Death for an American Legend, The Dodge Viper

Kiran Vasu provides an ode to an American motor classic – the Dodge Viper

1,000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Discovered by Archaeologists in Israel

A 1,000-year-old chicken egg was discovered by archaeologists in Israel, the egg was able to survive for a whole millennium due to being buried in human waste

One Canyon, Five Million Years of Climate Change

An international team of researchers has carried out research in Kazakhstan, which has enabled a greater understanding of climate change, Vivienne Julie Berg has the details

Christian Eriksen: Denmark’s Euro 2020 Fairy Tale

Denmark completed an unlikely turnaround to qualify for the knockout stages just nine days after fans’ favourite Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch

UK Allows More Gay and Bisexual Men to Donate Blood

Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2021, saw the UK Department of Health and Social Care extend blood donation possibilities for gay and bisexual men

ESA Announces New Venus Exploration Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced last week that it will launch a new exploration mission to Venus in the hope of learning more about the history of our neighbouring planet

How Positive Thinking Can Assist You in Surviving a Global Pandemic

Research has shown that various techniques which use positive thinking can reduce anxiety in the midst of a pandemic

Tactful Conservation in the Yorkshire Dales and Malham Tarn Estate

The British Isles is home to many areas of natural beauty: The Parish Wild Life Project is ensuring that the legendary Yorkshire Dales retains its charm and enchanting character

Parrots in Captivity and Problem Parrots

Read about the difficulties that can come with keeping parrots as pets, and how the charity Problem Parrots acts to support these birds in finding a stable home

King’s Cross Given the Signal to Put Period Product Distribution into Locomotion

Kings Cross steams ahead to become the first train station in the country with period product pick up points

A Roboat in Amsterdam: The New Autonomous Electric Boat Tested in the City’s Canals

Amsterdam’s ‘Roboat’ project aims to find new methods to navigate waterways, controlling traffic, and reducing pollution

Video Capsule Endoscopy is on the NHS Agenda

The attention of the NHS is turning towards video capsule endoscopy, as efforts to test and treat cancer are ramped up

Videogame Proven to Reduce ADHD Symptoms

A videogame created by Akili Interactive Labs has been proven to help reduce ADHD symptoms in 68% of eight to 17 year olds

Why Students Should Support Universal Basic Income

Louis Stappazzon’s UBI motion with the University of Manchester Students’ Union passed with 83% of the votes, here he provides the wider picture

Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company Wins Prestigious Award

The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company has won the 2021 Heritage Railway Association award for being an outstanding visitor attraction

The New Polish Deal: Ruling Party Reveals the Details

As the Polish Law and Order Party announced the arrival of a New Polish Deal, Adrian Pakuszewski gets to grips with the key talking points

John Green’s ‘The Anthropocene Reviewed’ Paves the Way for a Literary Environmental Awareness

John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed sets out environmentally conscious texts in a non-technical manner, bringing the discourse into mainstream literature

Dutch Couple Moves into Europe’s First Habitable 3D Printed House

In the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Europe’s first inhabitants of a legally habitable 3D printed house have just moved in

Biden Vows to Halve US Emissions by 2030

The Biden administration has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52% by 2030

South Africa to End Captive Lion Breeding and Bone Trade

Activists celebrate the news that South Africa has plans to cease breeding lions for hunting purposes

Three UFC Kings Lead the Way For Africa’s Next Generation of MMA Talent

After two decades of Northern and Southern American dominance in the UFC, three African fighters are making their mark and inspiring a new generation

First ‘Green Happy Café’ Coming to Northampton

Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust has been awarded £50,000 of funding from the Thriving Communities Fund, turning a historic Northampton space into a Green Happy Cafe

What the NASA Perseverance Rover Has Been Doing Since Landing on Mars

For the best part of three months now, scientists have used the Mars rover Perseverance to conduct various experiments on the ‘Red Planet’: Here’s what Perseverance has been up to

Barcelona’s Test Gig with 5,000 Fans a Roaring Success

Spanish researchers found no sign of increased coronavirus infection, while England recently conducted similar experiment

Derek Chauvin, Guilty on All Counts

The death of George Floyd sparked international protests against police brutality and racial injustice – on April 20, 2021 justice was served.

Museum’s Shop Turned Into Artist-designed Supermarket

London Design Museum teamed up with Bombay Sapphire and designer Camille Walala to shine a light on the importance of creativity

Astronauts Safely Return From Space Station

After six months aboard the International Space Station members of the NASA/Roscosmos Expedition 64 team have landed safely in Kazakhstan

SpaceX Wins Contract to Put Humankind Back on the Moon

The sizeable reputation of Elon Musk in the world of space exploration was enhanced further as his company SpaceX won a NASA contract to put humankind back on the moon

Italy Celebrates #CarbonaraDay 2021

Last week, Italians came together remotely to celebrate #Carbonara Day, an annual event that champions the signature Roman dish

Light Pollution Drops in the UK Thanks to ‘Lockdown Effect’

CPRE’s annual star count has shown lockdown restrictions to have improved our night skies

Lou Macari: The Former Manchester United Hero Fighting Homelessness

Former Scotland international Luigi ‘Lou’ Macari has spent the last five years fighting homelessness in Stoke – here’s the lowdown on his latest project

Brixham Venue Wins Best Café Award

A small café in Brixham has won the 2020 Devon Tourism Award for best café after winning over the hearts, and bellies, of the local community

WallStreetBets: The Power of Online Communities

The Reddit group, WallStreetBets are showcasing what can be achieved when people join together – most recently the online community has brought positive change by adopting 3,500 gorillas in just six days

NASA’s SLS Moon Rocket Passes Key Test

A crucial step forward in NASA’s Artemis programme to return humans to the Moon

Historic Locomotive Becomes New Museum Attraction

After 40 years in the National Railway Museum, the Green Arrow steam locomotive is making a return to its Doncaster home