Latest News

Children's play spaces becoming increasingly artificial

What makes a good children's play space? Researchers discovers a world of difference between the 'play memories' of older residents of the East End of London -- who recall wandering freely, playing in the spaces between homes, shops and parks -- and the experiences of today's children, forced into rigid, over-designed and artificial play spaces.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Loneliness triggers cellular changes that can cause illness, study shows

  • Adults born with heart defects have a substantially higher risk of stroke

  • Teaching problem-solving, leadership to young African-American girls lowers relational aggression

  • How cells in the developing ear 'practice' hearing

  • At the edge of vision: Struggling to make sense of our cluttered world

  • Contact with nature may mean more social cohesion, less crime

  • Willingness to adopt children with special needs the focus of recent study

  • Halteres, essential for flight in all flies, are needed by some to climb walls

  • Peering into cell structures where neurodiseases emerge

  • How cocaine changes the brain