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There’s a massive cybersecurity job gap – we should fill it by employing hackers

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.com John McAlaney, Bournemouth University and Helen Thackray, University of Portsmouth Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant…

#MeToo in Mexico: women finding their voice as campaign gathers force

The global #MeToo campaign seemed to have largely bypassed Mexico – until recently. There had been some activity through hashtags such as #MiPrimerAcoso (“My First Assault”), and individual cases such as actress Karla…

Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan in a living room being filmed by a female camera operator.

Houses through time: some homes can reflect a century of social change

Illustration of ‘Axminster’ linoleum, in ‘Catesby’s one-piece linola squares’, Catesbys Colourful Cork Lino (1938). BADDA 181, courtesy of the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University, www.moda.mdx.ac.uk, Author provided Deborah Sugg Ryan,…

Evolution: how the theory is inspiring a new way of understanding language

Words are often seen as the building blocks of languages. But as children we don’t learn lists of words like we might in a school language class. We learn longer strings of sounds…

Renters in England can now sue landlords over mouldy, cold or noisy properties

Landlord to the rescue? Shutterstock. Emily Walsh, University of Portsmouth A new law recently came into force, which gives tenants in England greater powers to hold landlords to account over homes which are…

Fish fights: Britain has a long history of trading away access to coastal waters

Andy Forse, University of Portsmouth; Ben Drakeford, University of Portsmouth, and Jonathan Potts, University of Portsmouth The British boats were outnumbered by about eight to one by the French. Before long there were…

National service for the environment – what an army of young conservationists could achieve

Wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Michelle Bloor, University of Portsmouth The school climate strikes show that young people want to fight climate change, but their enthusiasm for collective action is largely untapped. A volunteer conservation army could…

Kehidupan laut tropis paling kaya–tapi mengapa paus lebih memilih daerah kutub?

Hidup di laut tidak mudah. Ketika kita bertanya kepada orang tentang laut, kebanyakan dari mereka akan membayangkan kehidupan di laut di daerah tropis dengan pasir putih yang terhampar dan air yang hangat dan…

Web 3.0: the decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock Edina Harbinja, Aston University and Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, University of Portsmouth Have you recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google? You wouldn’t be…

Syria and Iraq: RAF killed only one civilian in airstrikes – why the discrepancy with what others report?

Bombing from aircraft in Syria and Iraq has caused thousands of deaths and woundings since 2014. The US, UK, Russia, Turkey and others have been involved in bombing Islamic State (IS) and other…

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