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…


Five of the most violent moments of the Reformation

Katy Gibbons, University of Portsmouth It has been 500 years since what is seen as the “start” of the Reformation, when the German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door…


Why China’s ivory ban is a mammoth step towards saving the elephant

Caroline Cox, University of Portsmouth At the end of last year, China announced a complete ban on its ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. The news, a late Christmas…

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Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of anti-intellectualism

Christopher Pittard, University of Portsmouth Neither Sherlock Holmes nor Donald Trump are far from the television screen at present. Trump’s latest exploits share screen time with the return of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, the…

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