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MasterCard survives £14 billion class action but more could follow

Joanne Atkinson, University of Portsmouth Convenience often comes at a cost. As consumers, many of us are resigned to seeing a surcharge or “processing fee” on goods and services when we pay by…

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Why the advertising industry should cheer new rules on gender stereotypes

duncan c/flickr, CC BY-NC Karen Middleton, University of Portsmouth Britain’s advertising watchdog is introducing tough new standards, which could ban adverts which feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes. This could not have come at…

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Rodrigo Duterte’s first year: a human rights disaster the world prefers to ignore

Tom Smith, University of Portsmouth Rodrigo Duterte’s first year as president of the Philippines should never be forgotten – for all the wrong reasons. For those directly affected by his brutal and lawless…

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Pokémon Go no longer has the hype of 2016, but a loyal fanbase remains

Lincoln Geraghty, University of Portsmouth A summer spent hunting through local neighbourhoods, parks and shops for virtual monsters is now just a hazy memory to most people who downloaded Pokémon Go. Four out…

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‘Mental health first aid training’ in schools is a sticking-plaster solution

School children today face a huge amount of pressure. smolaw/Shutterstock Wendy Sims-Schouten, University of Portsmouth The UK government is making £200,000 available for “mental health first aid” training in secondary schools, according to…

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Five ways virtual reality is improving healthcare

chombosan/Shutterstock Wendy Powell, University of Portsmouth Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications, from treatments to…

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Off on holiday? Here’s the best time to book flights and hotels

Finding the best price for your holiday can be difficult. Shutterstock Giampaolo Viglia, University of Portsmouth If you’ve ever tried to get the best deal on a holiday, you will have noticed that…

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How Orange is the New Black raised the bar behind bars

Orange is the New Black has one of the most diverse casts on TV. Showcase Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth and Rob Stone, University of Birmingham The new season of Netflix hit Orange…

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Are only one in eight counter-terrorism referrals to Prevent made by Muslims?

Sameera M. Khalfey, University of Portsmouth                       We need to get the Muslim community itself to sign up to the Prevent programme. Only…

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How Tory U-turn on the antique ivory trade will threaten elephants in the wild

The tusks in these ornamental elephants are real ivory. William Warby, CC BY-SA Caroline Cox, University of Portsmouth Back in January I wrote an article for The Conversation applauding China’s announcement to close…

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