Science and Environment

Is it time to update our climate change language?

Is it time to update our climate change language?

Posted by ap507 at Apr 16, 2015 11:05 AM |

Dr Dimitrinka Atanasova discusses how the media framing of issues such as the rise in greenhouse gas emissions appears to influence the extent to which people believe that governments should do more to respond to global warming

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System to rate the scarcity of important metals aims to keep shortage at bay

System to rate the scarcity of important metals aims to keep shortage at bay

Posted by ap507 at Apr 09, 2015 09:30 AM |

Drs Gawen Jenkin, Dan Smith and Dave Holwell from the Department of Geology discuss how metals are generally abundant throughout the Earth's crust, but not always at the right cost in the right place at the right time

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First atomic bomb test may mark the beginning of the Anthropocene

Posted by pt91 at Mar 31, 2015 11:45 AM |

Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams from the Department of Geology theorise on when the Anthropocene may have begun, suggesting that July 16, 1945, the date of the world’s first nuclear test, is a “practical and effective” choice.

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What makes us human: genetics, culture or both?

What makes us human: genetics, culture or both?

Posted by sb661 at Mar 31, 2015 11:45 AM |

Dr Daniel Zadik explains on The Conversation what makes us human

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Hundreds of ships go missing each year, but we have the technology to find them

Posted by pt91 at Mar 31, 2015 11:45 AM |

Dr Nigel Bannister from the Department of Physics and Astronomy on new technologies allowing us to better find ships that go missing at sea

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The eye is our window to the brain – and there's a lot we can tell from it

The eye is our window to the brain – and there's a lot we can tell from it

Posted by ap507 at Mar 20, 2015 12:55 PM |

Professor Irene Gottlob discusses on The Conversation what the human eye can tell us about the brain

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