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Democratic citizenship | Future and emerging technologies | Health and wellbeing | Security and risk | Sustainability and the environment


Democratic citizenship

Democratic citizenship

What does social media mean for our politics

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New tactic in the battle against breast cancer

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Vaccine zines

Busy Fools zine
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Past mapped for the present

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Future and emerging technologies

Building intelligence into systems allows them to make the right decision

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New field of astrophysics is answering questions about the origins of the Universe

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Understanding people to design better prosthetic hands and arms

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Quantum physics is powering the new tech revolution

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Computing helps children make sense of the world and helps clinicians save lives

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Complementary methods of astronomy help to discover patterns in the Universe

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A new way of understanding the Universe

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A life-saving solution in the palm of your hand

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Amateur sleuths muscle up the science of discovery

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Shop til you drop

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Health and wellbeing

Are we close to the greatest discovery since penicillin

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The therapy that could transform facial palsy care

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Diversity straining on its leash

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Life saving NEWS

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Can research ethics survive a pandemic

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Security and risk

Fukushima: Lessons in preventing a nuclear disaster

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How virtual reality could help cut crime

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Independence and violence

Opportunities have been expanding for women across South Asia, and Prof Tamsin Bradley has researched how these changes are affecting the daily lives of South Asian women. Find out more now.

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Sustainability and the environment

Taking a closer look at an often misunderstood material

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Control systems are integrating renewable energy with the power grid

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Showing how a low carbon economy can flourish

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Using maths to help tackle climate change

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Could a mutant enzyme solve the planet's plastic problem?

A collaboration between the Centre for Enzyme Innovation, and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created a new mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles faster.

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Driving us closer to greener transport

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The devil's in the details of the deep blue sea

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The world is our oyster

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Britain's burning question

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The buck stops on a shop shelf near you

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Ecology - a brand new economy

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Plumbing new depths of sustainable behaviour

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Airborne microplastics can be found even in the worlds most remote places

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Saving elephants

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Call of the Wild

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Crime fighters go wild

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From rags to environmental riches

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Microplastics in our homes

Microplastics fibres in the air
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