Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.

Rodney Harrison, Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~25 min

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Dark matter: our method for catching ghostly haloes could help unveil what it's made of

A new method suggests we should aim to detect dark matter haloes by tracing galactic gas.

Andreea Font, Astrophysicist, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change: Tax frequent fliers, get rid of SUVs, government told

Climate change: Tax frequent fliers, phase out polluting SUVs, citizens say

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Climate change: Former minister O’Neill blasts government "inaction"

Claire O'Neill condemns what she calls broken promises and backsliding on climate commitments.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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Galaxy simulations shed light on Milky Way’s origins

New galaxy simulations could help reveal the origins of the Milky Way and provide clues in the decades-long search for dark matter, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Police surveillance of Black Lives Matter shows the danger technology poses to democracy

The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.

Jason Nurse, Assistant Professor in Cyber Security, University of Kent • conversation
July 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
July 9, 2020 ~5 min

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The pandemic shows we need more Black scientists – but who will pay the cost?

Barriers for Black scientists won't go away without substantial funding – and measures that don't require white people to lose out.

Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Director of Impact and Innovation, University of East London • conversation
July 6, 2020 ~8 min

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TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?

Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

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