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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…

Using art to tackle air pollution: a story from a Nairobi slum

Mukuru, Nairobi. © Dennis Weche, Author provided Cressida Bowyer, University of Portsmouth and Heather Price, University of Stirling Air pollution is recognised as a major threat to human health worldwide. Nine out of…

Momo challenge shows how even experts are falling for digital hoaxes

Ollyy/Shutterstock Lisa Sugiura, University of Portsmouth and Anne Kirby, University of Portsmouth “An evil suicide game” was how one newspaper described the “Momo challenge”, a so-called game that supposedly involved children receiving a…

Big data is being reshaped thanks to 100-year-old ideas about geometry

Ittay Weiss, University of Portsmouth Your brain is made up of billions of neurons connected by trillions of synapses. And how they’re arranged gives rise to the brain’s functionality and to your personality….

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Maria Ressa: journalists need protection in Duterte’s Philippines, but we must also heed the stories they tell

Tom Smith, University of Portsmouth There has rightly been plenty of condemnation for the arrest of journalist Maria Ressa in the Philippines on February 13. Her news organisation, Rappler – which has been…

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