Governments are failing to understand global catastrophic risks and need to take urgent action, says new report

Governments are failing to understand the human-driven catastrophic risks that threaten global security, prosperity and potential, and could in the worst case lead to mass harm and societal collapse, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 13, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: risk risk-and-uncertainty spotlight-on-risk

‘Crystal clocks’ used to time magma storage before volcanic eruptions

The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth’s crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may help with volcanic hazard management and better forecasting of when eruptions might occur.

Cambridge University News | July 18, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: volcano geology lava earth-science risk-and-uncertainty

Evidence-based web tool aims to better inform and refine need for treatment in early prostate cancer

A new tool to predict an individual’s prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side effects, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | March 12, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-risk-and-uncertainty prostate-cancer

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