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How to make healthy buildings in an era of mass migration

Worldwide population growth and mass migrations are putting the infrastructure of many cities under strain. With city governments under pressure to provide more housing and work spaces, people can end up living and working in poorly designed or low quality buildings. Since the beginning of human civilisation, people have been striving to create a beneficial built environment. Take Neolithic buildings, ...

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At JFK airport, a glamorous return to yesteryear – 1962, to be exact

Aviation has declined from the days when air travel was considered glamorous and exciting. But Tyler Morse, a hotelier planning the first hotel within walking distance of the terminals at Kennedy International Airport, is enthusiastically embracing that earlier time. Specifically, 1962. “Sixty-two was a special year: John Kennedy was President, John Glenn circled the Earth, the space race was on,” ...

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School built for Syrian refugee children wins top architecture prize

The 100 schools for Refugee Children, a project launched by NGO Emergency Architecture and Human Rights (EAHR), has won a top architecture prize for its imaginative design and focus on bringing education back to a whole generation of Syrian refugees.  The school made from sandbags is located in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, close to the Syrian border – despite its ...

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MPs want six-year-old to have access to cannabis treatment for epilepsy

MPs have called on the Home Secretary to issue a medical cannabis licence to a six-year-old boy whose rare form of epilepsy improves after taking the drug. Alfie Dingley has a rare form of childhood epilepsy (PCDH19) which triggers multiple serious seizures – at one point he had 3,000 seizures and 48 hospital visits in a year. Last September, Alfie ...

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Florida shooting: Days after Parkland massacre, activists rally for gun control while a nearby show hawks assault rifles

Three days after the massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the rift between the pro and anti-gun camps in southern Florida may as well be a canyon. Cars packed into the fields on the Miami-Dade Fairgrounds on Saturday, where the Miami Gun Show was being held – an event that was held in spite of the ...

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Anne Treisman: Psychologist who broke ground with research into perception

Anne Treisman was a psychologist whose research into human perception and attention helped explain how the mind – not the eye – serves as the true window to the world. Dr Treisman, who has died aged 82 in New York, was the daughter of an English school administrator and a French homemaker. She initially studied modern and medieval languages at the ...

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Grandfather and grandson killed in Horsham level crossing crash

A grandfather and his grandson have died after their car was hit by a train at a level crossing in Horsham, West Sussex.  A 72-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy died in the collision which took place at around 8.45am on Saturday.  The victims’ relatives are being supported by police family liaison officers. The exact details of the crash have ...

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Fulham boost their promotion hopes by ending Aston Villa's winning run

Fulham made it seven home wins on the bounce as they beat Aston Villa in a convincing 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage. Second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and a stunner from Floyd Ayite saw off the visitors, who themselves were looking for their eighth successive win. Both teams hadn’t lost in the new year, and the back four on either side ...

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Florida school shooting survivors demand gun control at emotional rally

Students and teachers who survived a mass school shooting in Florida have issued emotional and urgent calls for gun control at a rally. A crowd of at least one thousand people gathered in front of the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, giving impassioned speeches referencing the dead and demanding tougher gun laws. Seventeen students and teachers were killed when an assailant opened ...

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Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz willing to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorney Howard Finkelstein says

The suspect in a Florida school shooting may plead guilty in an effort to avoid the death penalty and allow a traumatised community to avert a protracted trial and move on, his attorney said. “This is an opportunity to put the criminal case behind and help the victims’ families begin to try and pick up pieces of their lives for our ...

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