Five maps that will change how you see the world / Sasi Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan)., CC BY-NC-ND Donald Houston, University of Portsmouth Boston public schools recently announced that they will shift to using world…


Landmark case upholds people’s right to leave money to whomever they choose

Juliet Brook, University of Portsmouth A Supreme Court decision has highlighted the tension that exists in law between an individual’s obligation to provide in their wills for their close family and dependants and…


Firms struggling to keep ahead of sophisticated phishing scams

Emma Williams, University of Bath and Debi Ashenden, University of Portsmouth Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day. In a recent survey of more than 500 cyber security professionals across the world,…


The saga of Anders Breivik’s prison conditions puts European democracy in the spotlight

Panos Kapotas, University of Portsmouth Norway is not violating the rights of mass murderer Anders Breivik by keeping him in solitary confinement, according to an appeal ruling on March 1. The Borgarting Court…

The White House

How a ‘rogue’ White House Twitter account is trying to make itself credible

by Helen Ringrow, University of Portsmouth Donald Trump’s administration has seen several “rogue” Twitter accounts claiming to be from staffers in the White House and other US governmental agencies. The accounts purport to…


Ink stigma: the Japanese tattoo artists fighting back

Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth Whether you love tattoos or hate them, the British clearly have something of a penchant for engraving their bodies with inky art. There are a staggering 2,228 tattoo…


Universal Credit: from benefits panacea to government blunder

Dan Finn, University of Portsmouth Only a fraction of the households in the UK originally intended to be receiving a new one-stop benefit payment in 2017 are currently doing so. As of January…

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Aung San Suu Kyi has no excuse for staying silent on the Rohingya crisis

Tom Smith, University of Portsmouth Aung San Suu Kyi, the famed and much fawned-over former opposition leader of Myanmar, cannot be immune to criticism. Undoubtedly a force for good in opposition, I believe…

Mark Button

Would you resort to bribery? Studies show many would

Mark Button, University of Portsmouth It’s notoriously difficult to gauge how often people are willing to offer someone a bribe to get what they want. A 2007 survey suggested that across a range…


Lettuce in February: the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round

Professor Lisa Jack examines the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round.

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