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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
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Gulf War Illness: depleted uranium ruled out as a cause of mystery condition – new study

21 February 2021 5 min read

Professor Randall Parrish writes for The Conversation on his research that found depleted uranium is not the cause of Gulf War illness

Soldiers with guns

What’s behind fresh unrest in Somalia – and what needs to be done

21 February 2021 5 min read

Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Shire writes for The Conversation on how Somalia ended up in a political stalemate, and what can be done to end it

Somalia River

The role of universities in transforming the plastics economy The University of Portsmouth’s panel session at the New Statesman’s Global Policy Forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss how to transform the global plastics economy

18 February 2021 9 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s panel session at the New Statesman’s Global Policy Forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss the role of universities in transforming the plastics economy

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Sketchy Memories: True and false accounts of insurance claims Participants will tell the truth or lie in a remote interview about property loss, theft or accidental damage within the last 24 months

16 February 2021 3 min read

The study will involve participants either lying or telling the truth about accidental damage, loss or theft within the last 24 months.

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Temperature scanners aren’t good at telling who has COVID-19 – here’s how to fix that

11 February 2021 6 min read

Professor Mike Tipton writes for The Conversation on overcoming the ineffectiveness of temperature scanning in detecting Covid-19

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Will the COVID pandemic cause London’s population to decline?

10 February 2021 6 min read

Professor Humphrey Southall writes for The Conversation on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the population of London

London skyline

Dominic Ongwen: ICC conviction of former child soldier establishes ‘forced pregnancy’ as a war crime

10 February 2021 5 min read

Professor Leïla Choukroune writes for The Conversation on the conviction of Dominic Ongwen

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Anointing the nation: how Joe Biden’s Catholic faith permeated his inaugural address

08 February 2021 6 min read

Dr Alexis Artaud De La Ferriere writes for The Conversation on the impact of Joe Biden’s faith in his Inaugural address

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