Bridging the gap between preschool policy, practice, and research

At the MIT Blueprint Labs Preschool Research Convening, practitioners present studies on early childhood education and discuss future directions.

Talia Gerstle | Amanda Schmidt | Blueprint Labs • mit
Jan. 10, 2024 ~7 min

Study: Colon cancer screenings are more effective than previously understood

By reevaluating existing data, researchers find the procedure is even more valuable than consensus had indicated.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
Dec. 19, 2023 ~6 min


Human trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation: the 'loss and damage' from climate change a fund will not compensate

Though hard to quantify, the social consequences of climate change are vast.

Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Associate Professor in Policy and Intersectionality, UCL & Honorary Senior Researcher, United Nations University • conversation
Dec. 12, 2023 ~8 min

COP28: 7 food and agriculture innovations needed to protect the climate and feed a rapidly growing world

Food systems are increasingly disrupted by climate disasters, while also being a major contributor to climate change. World leaders at COP28 are vowing to do something about it.

Paul Winters, Professor of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame • conversation
Dec. 2, 2023 ~10 min

Emissions inequality is getting worse – here's how to end the reign of the ultra-polluters

Society’s wealthiest are responsible for generating climate change – but who are these people, and why are their emissions so high?

Nicholas Beuret, Lecturer in Management and Ecological Sustainability, University of Essex • conversation
Dec. 1, 2023 ~7 min

If the first solar entrepreneur hadn't been kidnapped, would fossil fuels have dominated the 20th century the way they did?

The 1909 incident may have cost the industry decades of progress – and the planet huge amounts of damaging carbon emissions.

Sugandha Srivastav, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
Oct. 12, 2023 ~8 min

Rising oil prices, surging inflation: The Arab embargo 50 years ago weaponized oil to inflict economic trauma

Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.

Mark Finley, Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University • conversation
Oct. 11, 2023 ~9 min

Rising oil prices, surging inflation: The Arab embargo 50 years ago weaponized oil to inflict economic trauma – sound familiar?

Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.

Mark Finley, Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University • conversation
Oct. 11, 2023 ~8 min


Lough Neagh: UK and Ireland's largest lake is being suffocated by business and agricultural interests

The largest lake in the UK and Ireland has been blighted by toxic blue-green algae.

Louise Taylor, PhD Candidate in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
Oct. 9, 2023 ~7 min

J-PAL North America and Results for America announce 18 collaborations with state and local governments

Organizations will support government agencies in using evidence to advance economic mobility and racial equity in the wake of Covid-19.

Mera Cronbaugh | J-PAL North America • mit
Sept. 29, 2023 ~7 min

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