Upcoming features: April 2014

It’s been an exciting first month for us at Mosaic, but the stories don’t stop there. Every week we publish a new story, and here’s what you can look forward to in the coming weeks.

In conversation with…. Jane Goodall

On the eve of her 80th birthday, celebrated primatologist and activist Jane Goodall talks to Henry Nicholls about her life, career and a cuddly ape.

Made for a marathon

What does it take to run 26.2 miles – are hard work and determination enough, or is it something you’re born with? Hayley Birch tackles the marathon with the power of science – but will she beat her target time?

The mind readers

Over two decades, three scientists have illuminated the penumbra of consciousness called “vegetative state”. Roger Highfield reports on the cutting edge research that has profound implications for patients, doctors and science.

The politics of polio

During the Cold War, Hungary found itself between both sides of the Iron Curtain and revolution. Yet its biggest enemy was polio. Penny Bailey writes on a remarkable tale from history and its prescience for modern day polio eradication.

The power of poo

In the ideal conditions of the human gut, a thriving ecosystem of 1,000 or more bacterial species that rivals the complexity of a rainforest has co-evolved with us. Bryn Nelson gets to the bottom of an emerging – and perhaps shocking – therapy.

And continuing throughout April…

Last Chance Saloon

In the next episodes of our 11-part film series, Twink continues his quest to understand his brain and mental health, while grappling with the logistics of his band’s first live gig and battling his own bipolar disorder. In forthcoming episodes, he explores ADHD, PTSD, Alzheimer’s Disease, and makes an unexpected appearance on BBC Newsnight.

Look out for these and more as we publish every Tuesday.

Giles Newton
Editor, Mosaic