The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

'Orphan drugs' with high price points are being tested as treatments for COVID-19. There's a better way to spur low-cost innovation for new drugs.

Nicole Hassoun, Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~9 min

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Mexican fisherman 'dies after attack on Sea Shepherd conservationists'

Sea Shepherd says the collision happened after it came under attack in the Gulf of California.

Jan. 5, 2021 ~2 min

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Millions of electric cars will need charging in future – but how?

Any green industrial revolution will need lots more electric cars – we're experimenting to see what does and doesn't work.

Stephen Potter, Professor of Transport Strategy, The Open University • conversation
Dec. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Sizewell C: Government in talks to fund £20bn nuclear plant

Officials will hold discussions with France's EDF about funding the Sizewell C project in Suffolk.

Dec. 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Fishing industry must do more to tackle human rights abuses – here's where to start

One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.

Chris Armstrong, Professor of Political Theory, University of Southampton • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid

Denmark's mass mink cull after a coronavirus outbreak at farms leaves the industry in the spotlight.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Nuclear power: what the 'green industrial revolution' means for the next three waves of reactors

Good news for large, small and advanced nuclear reactors.

William Bodel, Research Associate in Nuclear Energy, University of Manchester • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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New rules for Arctic shipping 'a missed opportunity'

Environmental groups say new regulations on ships carrying polluting oils in the Arctic don't go far enough.

Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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