When beauty matters: the politics of how we look
25 August 2016
Questions of beauty and its politics will be discussed at a summer school and conference next week (30 August to 3 September 2016). Participants will examine the ways in which perceptions and experiences of race, ethnicity, sexuality and colonialism converge to exert powerful influences on our lives.
Astronomers identify a young heavyweight star in the Milky Way
22 August 2016
A young star over 30 times more massive than the Sun could help us understand how the most extreme stars in the Universe are born.
Have we misunderstood post-traumatic stress disorder?
19 August 2016
In understanding war-related post-traumatic stress disorder, a person’s cultural and professional context is just as important as how they cope with witnessing wartime events, which could change the way mental health experts analyse, prevent and manage psychological injury from warfare.