science & systems

The answer to Earth's energy needs is floating in the skies above. Photo: Conceptual Image Lab, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Earth photo courtesy of NASA/ISS Expedition 13 crew.

How will the world end?

Staff Reporter
| 10th June 2019
A new comprehensive study considers the most likely ways the world will end, including disease, nuclear war, natural disaster and asteroid impact.

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Earth from space

Understanding Milankovitch cycles

Jack Wilkin
| 5th June 2019
What are orbital theories of climate and how can they help us understand climactic shifts in the geologic past, and the severity of human-induced climate change in the present?

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Beehive baby protest

Cultural evolution and neoliberalism

Steve Heigham
| 4th June 2019
Evolutionary psychology demonstrates an innate preference for social learning and 'niche construction' that can help us understand the drive towards direct action and citizen assemblies.

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Biomass harvest

The bioenergy delusion

Katja Garson
| 21st May 2019
Replacing fossil fuels with bioenergy only takes us backwards, continuing our addiction to burning and extraction, and causing extensive ecological damage.

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Bee on blossom


Emma Bowden
| 20th May 2019
Climate change, habitat loss, pollution and disease threaten UK bee populations.

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