The Green party’s plans aren’t perfect but they offer a much-needed attempt at climate leadership

The Green Party manifesto has climate action woven through it - here are the key policies that would reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

Richard Sulley, Senior Research Fellow, Sustainability Policy, University of Sheffield • conversation
today ~8 min

How glacier algae are challenging the way we think about evolution

Understanding the evolution of purple algae could help us to protect glaciers.

Alexander Bowles, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Bristol • conversation
today ~6 min


Keeping astronauts healthy in space isn’t easy − new training programs will prepare students to perform medicine while thousands of miles away from Earth

Future space missions will fly farther and longer than ever before – which means crew members may need more involved medical care in space.

Arian Anderson, Emergency Medicine Physician, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
today ~8 min

Digital public archaeology: Excavating data from digs done decades ago and connecting with today’s communities

Archaeologists preserve records of their excavations, but many are never analyzed. Digital archaeology is making these records more accessible and analyzing the data in new ways.

Emily Fletcher, Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, Purdue University • conversation
today ~7 min

Philly has highest STI rates in the country – improving sex ed in schools and access to at-home testing could lower rates

Syphilis cases have increased 30% among 15- to 24-year-olds in Philadelphia since 2019, while cases of gonorrhea are up 18%. Chlamydia cases have decreased but remain high.

Carlos Mahaffey, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Purdue University • conversation
today ~9 min

We’ve found a way to help endangered eels overcome dams and weirs

Researchers say eel tiles offer conservationists a new fish passage solution that could slow down the population decrease of the European eel.

Catherine Wilson, Professor in Environmental Hydraulics, Cardiff University • conversation
today ~6 min

The world no longer needs new fossil fuels – and the UK could lead the way in making them taboo

By pledging no new fossil fuel licenses, the UK Labour party could aid a new international norm.

Steve Pye, Associate Professor in Energy Systems, UCL • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

Nations realise they need to take risks or lose the race to the Moon

There’s intense competition between the US and China to establish bases on the Moon.

Jacco van Loon, Reader in Astrophysics, Keele University • conversation
yesterday ~8 min


The world no longer needs fossil fuels – and the UK could lead the way in making them taboo

By pledging no new fossil fuel licenses, the UK Labour party could aid a new international norm.

Steve Pye, Associate Professor in Energy Systems, UCL • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

The Hubble telescope has shifted into one-gyro mode after months of technical issues − an aerospace engineering expert explains

Hubble’s technical issues continue. But through some clever engineering, the telescope can continue operations with just 1 gyroscope.

Panagiotis Tsiotras, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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