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Half a century after its first flight, we should stop debating whether Concorde could fly again and celebrate the ‘Engineering DNA’ that survives in modern airliners

Half a century after its first flight, we should stop debating whether Concorde could fly again and celebrate the ‘Engineering DNA’ that survives in modern airliners

Posted by ac652 at Apr 09, 2019 11:50 AM |

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first British flight, Dr Hugo Williams discusses the legacy of Concorde.

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Mrs Hinch and Zoella: how internet influencers shot to literary stardom – with a very outdated view of women

Mrs Hinch and Zoella: how internet influencers shot to literary stardom – with a very outdated view of women

Posted by fc153 at Apr 05, 2019 11:37 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Stevie Marsden discusses publishing, celebrity and ideas of womanhood in the world of internet influencers.

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Exquisite fossil finds shed new light on the ‘Cambrian explosion’, when oceans first filled with complex animal life

Exquisite fossil finds shed new light on the ‘Cambrian explosion’, when oceans first filled with complex animal life

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 02:42 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams discuss recent fossil findings which tell us more about the dawn of life as we know it

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Extreme far right: ‘pick’n’mix’ ideologies and direct messaging online make for deadly new combination

Extreme far right: ‘pick’n’mix’ ideologies and direct messaging online make for deadly new combination

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 02:31 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Chris Allen discusses the changing ideologies of the extreme right and the role of social media in sharing its message

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Miscarriage: why no one wants to talk about it in the workplace

Miscarriage: why no one wants to talk about it in the workplace

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 02:26 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Charlotte Smith and Dr Ilaria Boncori discuss why we're hesitant to talk about miscarriage in the workplace

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Turning Point UK: new conservative youth group doesn’t fit traditional understandings of the ‘far right’

Turning Point UK: new conservative youth group doesn’t fit traditional understandings of the ‘far right’

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 02:15 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Chris Allen and Ilda Cuko discuss the launch of Turning Point UK, and why it doesn't fall in line with traditional conceptions of the 'far-right'

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South Africa returns to UN Security Council: here’s the role it should play

South Africa returns to UN Security Council: here’s the role it should play

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 02:08 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses South Africa's return to the UN Security Council.

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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins best actress, but yet again Hollywood shows it thinks film-making is a man thing

Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins best actress, but yet again Hollywood shows it thinks film-making is a man thing

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 02:02 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Claire Jenkins discusses how Hollywood still hasn't recognised the importance of women behind the scenes.

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 What the Butler Saw: Joe Orton’s savage satire on rape is as relevant now as it was in 1969

What the Butler Saw: Joe Orton’s savage satire on rape is as relevant now as it was in 1969

Posted by fc153 at Mar 27, 2019 01:55 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Emma Parker discusses the ongoing relevance of Joe Orton's 1969 play What the Butler Saw.

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How lessons in Scandinavian design could help prisons with rehabilitation

How lessons in Scandinavian design could help prisons with rehabilitation

Posted by ac652 at Jan 07, 2019 11:30 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Kate Gooch and Yvonne Jewkes discuss prison rehabilitation

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Why the ANC itself is the chief impediment to Ramaphosa’s agenda

Why the ANC itself is the chief impediment to Ramaphosa’s agenda

Posted by ac652 at Dec 14, 2018 10:10 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses the political atmosphere in South Africa

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No-deal Brexit: preparing for nuclear fallout influenced how government plans for worst-case scenarios

No-deal Brexit: preparing for nuclear fallout influenced how government plans for worst-case scenarios

Posted by ac652 at Dec 12, 2018 02:45 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, PhD Candidate Joshua McMullan discusses no-deal Brexit

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How chickens became the ultimate symbol of the Anthropocene

How chickens became the ultimate symbol of the Anthropocene

Posted by ac652 at Dec 12, 2018 11:30 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Carys Bennett, Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and Richard Thomas discuss the impact of the broiler chicken as a marker of a new geological epoch

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Innovative DNA recovery techniques could help victims catch rapists in Kenya

Innovative DNA recovery techniques could help victims catch rapists in Kenya

Posted by ac652 at Dec 04, 2018 12:50 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Lisa Smith, Jon Wetton and Mark Jobling with Heather Flowe discuss a new technique to tackle violent crime

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Blighty can't just ctrl-C, ctrl-V plans for Galileo into its Brexit satellite

Posted by ac652 at Dec 03, 2018 10:10 AM |

Dr Bleddyn Bowen talks to The Register about the UK's plans for Galileo

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Why UK’s working definition of Islamophobia as a ‘type of racism’ is a historic step

Why UK’s working definition of Islamophobia as a ‘type of racism’ is a historic step

Posted by ac652 at Nov 27, 2018 02:10 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Chris Allen discusses first working definition of Islamaphobia

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Plastic is now part of our planet’s fabric – a scientist and archaeologist discuss what happens next

Plastic is now part of our planet’s fabric – a scientist and archaeologist discuss what happens next

Posted by ac652 at Nov 27, 2018 12:35 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Honorary Research Fellow Matt Edgeworth contributes to a discussion on the impact of plastics on the future the planet

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Brexit: what has to happen in UK and EU parliaments to ratify withdrawal and future trade agreements

Brexit: what has to happen in UK and EU parliaments to ratify withdrawal and future trade agreements

Posted by ac652 at Nov 19, 2018 03:05 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Katja Ziegler discusses the Brexit draft Withdrawal Agreement

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Here’s how the ‘brightest’ object in the universe formed

Here’s how the ‘brightest’ object in the universe formed

Posted by ac652 at Nov 15, 2018 07:15 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Andrew Blain has discussed how galaxies are formed

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Demetriades on political pressures on central banks and their governors

Demetriades on political pressures on central banks and their governors

Posted by ap507 at Sep 25, 2018 11:54 AM |

Professor Panicos Demetriades, former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, has been interviewed by Central Banking

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