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Daryll Rowe guilty – but is criminal law the right way to stop the spread of HIV?

Shutterstock Matthew Weait, University of Portsmouth Daryll Rowe infected five male sexual partners with HIV, and tried unsuccessfully to infect a further five. Yesterday, he was convicted in the Crown Court at Lewes…

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Reviewing Higher Education Funding Must Not Entrench The So-Called ‘Elite’

Writing in the Huff Post, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith argues that there is a risk that ‘major reforms’ to university and student funding (as promised by Theresa May) will reinforce the current prestige-based…

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Pizza delivery for Walter White: the pros and cons of fan tourism

Breaking Bad/AMC Lincoln Geraghty, University of Portsmouth It’s a delicious story: so many fans of the US crime series Breaking Bad have tried to recreate the scene where protagonist Walter White angrily throws…

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Forget gory Gunpowder – Jacobean England had a bloodcurdling appetite for violence

The execution of the eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot. Wellcome Images via Wikimedia , CC BY-SA Katy Gibbons, University of Portsmouth The compelling BBC One series Gunpowder, which tells the story…

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How Frida Kahlo became a trinket for a Conservative leader

Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth Theresa May’s party leader speech at the Conservative conference on October 4 was noteworthy for all the wrong reasons. As Kenzie Bryant noted in Vanity Fair, it became…

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Confronting breast cancer is crucial to India’s economic development

Judith Fletcher-Brown, University of Portsmouth Breast cancer is a growing epidemic in India. It could kill 76,000 women a year by 2020, according to a recent study. It claimed more than 70,000 lives…

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Behind the Japanese court ruling that tattoo artists need to be qualified doctors

Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth A ruling by the Osaka District Court is likely to deal a major blow to the tattoo industry in a country where the stigmatisation of tattoos is already…

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Prison officer pay rise won’t solve wider crisis in justice system

Aaron Pycroft, University of Portsmouth Prison officers are to receive a 1.7% pay rise in a move which effectively breaks the 1% public sector pay cap, but is far less than the 5%…

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Nothing matters: how the invention of zero helped create modern mathematics

Shutterstock Ittay Weiss, University of Portsmouth A small dot on an old piece of birch bark marks one of the biggest events in the history of mathematics. The bark is actually part of…

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Britain’s unclaimed benefits: four million families miss out on £12.4bn

Why aren’t people entitled to benefits claiming them? via shutterstock.com Dan Finn, University of Portsmouth Up to £12.4 billion of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support…

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