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.


How a rare murder in Iceland has chilled a nation

Francis Pakes, University of Portsmouth and Helgi Gunnlaugsson, University of Iceland Events in Iceland at the start of 2017 were eerily reminiscent of Nordic noir. Iceland in January. It is bleak, cold and…

Computer security

Safer Internet Day 2017

Dr Lisa Sugiura, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Cybercrime, gives her top 5 tips for staying safe online: This year’s Safer Internet day is on Tuesday 7 February, with the theme ‘Be the…


Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Tom Ellis, University of Portsmouth The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK. In the…

Films to watch..

Films you should watch to counter American anti-migrant rhetoric

A new article published on The Conversation by Deborah Shaw.

NASA Officials, LEGO Group management, students, teachers and parents create their vision of the future in space with LEGO bricks and elements as part of a ÒBuild the FutureÓ activity inside a tent that was set up on the launch viewing area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.  NASA and The LEGO Group signed a Space Act Agreement to spark children's interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Can British universities make the most of May’s new industrial strategy?

Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor University of Portsmouth The UK government has given universities something to sink their teeth into. Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a national industrial strategy offers the higher education sector…

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