Julien Théron, Sciences Po Talks between Russia and the west have failed. Moscow has described the situation in Ukraine as “intolerable” and “a matter of life or death”. The US president, Joe Biden, has predicted the Kremlin “will move in” … Continue reading Ukraine: how an armed conflict could play out
This is what we know about the science of ageing Daniel M Davis, University of Manchester Jeff Bezos is on a mission to conquer ageing. He has just recruited Hal Barron from GlaxoSmithKline to help lead Altos Labs, the ambitious new … Continue reading Jeff Bezos is looking to defy death
Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University The man who took a rabbi and three congregants hostage in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 15, 2022, believed that Jews control the United States of America. He told his hostages, as one revealed in a … Continue reading How antisemitic conspiracy theories contributed to the recent hostage-taking at the Texas synagogue
– new research Matthew Wills, University of Bath Sex is an expensive business, biologically speaking. Finding a suitable mate takes time and energy. Offspring are also a huge investment of resources. But sex does offer a rewarding possibility: children who are … Continue reading Evolution: How Victorian sexism influenced Darwin’s theories
Six ways to get over ‘gymtimidation’ – your anxiety of heading to the gym Jenny Meggs, Lancaster University Whether you’re new to the gym or returning after a long break, it can be an intimidating place. There’s even a term to … Continue reading Six ways to get over ‘Gymtimidation’
An ocean scientist explains the physics of these destructive waves Sally Warner, Brandeis University On Jan. 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted, sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean in all directions. As word of the … Continue reading What causes a Tsunami?
Daniel M Davis, University of Manchester On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world’s first person to successfully receive a transplant of a pig’s heart. The eight-hour-long operation by surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in … Continue reading The journey to a pig-heart transplant began 60 years ago
We studied the sounds of mosquitoes’ mating rituals – our findings could help fight malaria Joerg T Albert, UCL; Alex Alampounti, UCL, and Marcos Georgiades, UCL In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that almost half the world’s population was … Continue reading Mosquitoes’mating rituals fight malaria?
Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University Have you had the experience of looking at some product online and then seeing ads for it all over your social media feed? Far from coincidence, these instances of eerily accurate advertising provide glimpses into the … Continue reading Radicalization pipelines: How targeted advertising on social media drives people to extremes
Five fascinating insights into the inner lives of plants Sven Batke, Edge Hill University Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, Earth’s land surface was barren and devoid of life. It would take another 2 billion years for the first single-celled organisms to … Continue reading Secret Life of Plants