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Professor Stephen Hawking: a tribute

Members of the University’s Institute of the Cosmology and Gravitation pay tribute to Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who died this morning. Professor David Wands Director, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation “Stephen Hawking was one of…

Sustainable shopping: how to stop your bathers flooding the oceans with plastic

Sustainable swimwear shopping means that you don’t have to worry about the sea soaking in plastic from your bathers while you soak in the sun! www.shutterstock.com Natalie Welden, University of Portsmouth Shopping can…

Sustainable shopping: how to stop your bathers flooding the oceans with plastic

Sustainable swimwear shopping means that you don’t have to worry about the sea soaking in plastic from your bathers while you soak in the sun! www.shutterstock.com Natalie Welden, University of Portsmouth Shopping can…

Oscars 2018: another Mexican triumph as awards move towards diversity

Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth and Dolores Tierney, University of Sussex Guillermo del Toro’s triumph at the 2018 Academy Awards, winning Best Director – as he was widely expected to do – marks…

Donors shouldn’t punish NGOs that disclose misconduct – here’s how to help stamp out abuse

The NGO sexual exploitation and abuse scandal has grown ever larger, engulfing many other organisations other than Oxfam, including allegations at the International Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children and Plan…

More academics and students have mental health problems than ever before

Pexels Paul Gorczynski, University of Portsmouth In the past few years, a lot of attention has been devoted to mental health on university campuses. Primarily explored from the perspective of students, poor mental…

Anthill podcast: Sex

Anthill 22: Sex shutterstock.com. Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation; Josephine Lethbridge, The Conversation; Michael Parker, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation In this episode of The Anthill podcast,…

Delivery drones will cut carbon emissions on short trips, say scientists

RikoBest / shutterstock Jovana Radulovic, University of Portsmouth Amazon Prime Air famously used a drone in the run-up to Christmas 2016 to deliver a streaming stick and a bag of popcorn to a…

How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light

Mandy Zammit/Grow Up, Author provided Silvio Caputo, University of Portsmouth Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with…

Having a tattoo of your lover’s name has been a bad idea for hundreds of years

An illustration of Japanese courtesans by Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825), with one courtesan showing another the tattoo on her upper arm. Prints of Japan Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth Every Valentine’s Day we are…

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