A large robot, loaded with sensors and cameras, designed to explore the ocean twilight zone.
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The ocean twilight zone could store vast amounts of carbon captured from the atmosphere, but first we need a 4D monitoring system to ensure ramping up carbon storage does no harm.
The front of Thwaites Glacier is a jagged, towering cliff.
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Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf appears to be splintering, and scientists fear it could give way in the next few years. A polar scientist takes us on a tour under the ice to explain the forces at work.
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The best way to manage the economy is though an array of tools. Interest rates are just one.
Permafrost and ice wedges have built up over millennia in the Arctic. When they thaw, they destabilize the surrounding landscape.
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Ground is collapsing and massive lakes are draining in a matter of days. Thawing permafrost is having profound effects on the region and its infrastructure.
Shakira Hussein (seated in chair) with daughter Adalya Nash Hussein. Photo by Leah Jing McIntosh.
Disabled single mother Shakira Hussein reflects on her secret weapon against adversity. Adalya, her ‘excessively mature’ daughter, appointed herself her mother’s carer and fierce protector from age 9.
Small businesses are less productive, less innovative and pay staff less than big ones, and even before the pandemic they were shedding jobs.
The movie is more than a metaphor for climate change. It is a metaphor for where 40 years of neoliberal economic policies have left us.
The first ransomware attack, in 1988, was a crude effort involving virus-laden floppy disks. But in the decades since, the sophistication of malware, and the money reaped by criminals, has skyrocketed.
Nathalie MacDermott was a regular on BBC News, Sky New and ITV. Then COVID broke out at her hospital.
The age of ‘artificial intimacy’ is upon us. What does it mean for the way we love, have sex and build friendships?
This man visited the Soviet embassy in Mexico City while Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico in 1963. Officials thought it might be Oswald.
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In 1967 a Mexican reporter told the CIA he had met Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just before the JFK assassination. New research and recently declassified intelligence pokes a hole in his story.
Hydrogen is feted as the key to a dynamic green economy. But is it the best choice for decarbonisation in all cases?
From healthcare, to the environment, immigration and racial justice, which areas of Barack Obama’s legacy were the most vulnerable – and most resilient – during Donald Trump’s first term?
Underlying inequality, an under-resourced public health system and socio-political tensions have met in a dizzying, tragic outcome for the richest country in the world.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics figures suggest there have been more than 800 ‘excess deaths’ in Australia in January-March 2020, relative to the average, but only 103 confirmed COVID-19 deaths so far.
Poverty, inequality and social isolation have an impact on mental health.
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Social psychiatry has fallen from favour. It’s time to revisit it.
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Long reads to get lost in.
Democracy needs to apply to our economies, as well as our politics.
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Unlike older visions of economic democracy which started with class or the collective, the starting point now should be the individual
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What and who businesses exist to serve is an age-old debate – but it’s nearly always been driven by the bottom line.
The universe is home to a dizzying number of stars and planets. But the vast bulk of the universe is thought to be invisible dark matter.
Why do astronomers believe there’s dark matter when it cannot be directly detected? Let’s look at the evidence, and see what dark matter’s presence means for our universe.