What changes need to be made if we are to avoid climate chaos and meet the aspirations of the Paris Climate Agreement? And whose responsibility is it to make these changes: individuals, companies, nations or all three?
Do aliens exist? Can brain scans reveal our naughtiest thoughts? And what’s the point of teenagers, anyhow? These are just some of the questions which will be tackled at the Cambridge Science Festival, which kicks off today.
Currently, there are no existing treatments able to affect the progression of diseases that cause dementia and, as such, there is a desperate need to find new ways to help the growing number of people living with the condition.
Most parents have lived through the 2am feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why does the word ‘teenager’ give rise to so much worry? Could it be memories of our own teenage years?
Could the latest brain scans ‘read our minds’ and reveal all our naughty, secret thoughts? How does the gut change the brain’s view of the world? How well do we really know ourselves? Could the size of our brains affect whether we identify as politically left wing or right wing?