how Gaudí’s masterpiece became a myth and a divisive political tool

Author : Josep-Maria Garcia Fuentes, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Newcastle University The Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’s Catalan masterpiece, recently celebrated the completion of the Mare de Déu...

Heavy drinkers increased their alcohol consumption the most during lockdown – new research

Author : Eileen Kaner, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care Research, Newcastle University When the UK was placed into its first COVID lockdown in March 2020,...

How Moscow has long used the historic Kyivan Rus state to justify expansionism

Author : Christoph Mick, Professor of Modern European History, University of Warwick To justify his designs on Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin has repeatedly referred to what...

Inflation will probably melt away in 2022 – central banks will do far more harm...

Author : Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy, Queen Mary University of London It remains to be seen whether the omicron variant will shift...

Increasing numbers of physical attacks on European journalists as they report on COVID and...

Author : Sara Torsner, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield Rising numbers of European journalists are facing dangerous physical attacks as...

several asteroids are heading towards Earth – here’s how we deal with threats in...

Author : Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University Don’t look now – but we are currently experiencing a rash of stories about...

Underwater videos could help explain why thousands of starfish are stranded on Welsh beaches

Author : Emma Sheehan, Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Plymouth Storms this winter have left thousands of starfish lying stranded along the Welsh coast. Many...

What we can and cannot expect from the investigation into British prime minister Boris...

Author : Sue Roberts, Senior Lecturer Public Management, and Course Leader Masters in Public Administration, University of Portsmouth The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, is facing calls...

not as much as Vladimir Putin insists)

Author : Olivia Durand, Postdoctoral associate in history, University of Oxford A political pamphlet published in 1762 described a conversation between “Great Russia” and “Little Russia”. In...

a 12th century monk’s chronicle reveals all

Author : Giles Gasper, Professor in High Medieval History, Durham University On June 7, 1195, a fiery spinning ball emerged from a dark cloud in an erstwhile...

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