Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world's most famous polar bear

This is the story of 'Misha', as I have come to know her. Both I and my research have been deeply affected by a polar bear I have never met face to face.

Henry Anderson-Elliott, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~25 min

Tags: arctic interdisciplinarity climate-crisis in-depth insights-series polar-bears svalbard

The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK

Frustrated by the inability to get good internet, some Lancashire locals decided to dig a superfast connection in themselves.

Kira Allmann, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~24 min

Tags: internet interdisciplinarity broadband in-depth insights-series grassroots community lancashire

Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.

Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~26 min

Tags: biodiversity birds agriculture nature interdisciplinarity farming sheep grazing in-depth insights-series rewilding

The cholera outbreak in a Victorian asylum that anticipated the coronavirus crisis in care homes

There is a sad precedent of pandemic disease threatening the residents of care institutions – and of authorities not heeding the dangers.

Chris Wilson, Lecturer in History, University of East Anglia • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: covid-19 history cholera in-depth insights-series care-homes

How to model a pandemic

Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~17 min

Tags:  epidemiology  covid-19  coronavirus  disease  new-coronavirus  interdisciplinarity  in-depth  insights-series

How to stop a pandemic

Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~17 min

Tags:  epidemiology  covid-19  coronavirus  disease  new-coronavirus  interdisciplinarity  in-depth  insights-series

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