Time to take laughter seriously

While people the world over enjoy a good laugh, remarkably little is known about this instinctive behaviour. By Ali Jones Before babies can talk or walk, they can laugh. An infant’s first giggle at around four months enchants and reinvigorates even the most weary parent and, from then on, it’s a lifelong tool for communicating … Read more

Social media stirs worry over people’s wellbeing

While inspiring creativity and fostering online communities, apps like TikTok raise concerns about potential harm to users’ health. By  ANDREW DUNNE Since Jinnet Paola Pedraza (Pao_la_Periodista) first downloaded TikTok in 2019, she has become one of the social media site’s biggest advocates and more popular users. Her short video reels about 2021 mass protests in Colombia … Read more