Omicron may reach millions before vaccines do – but that doesn’t mean race to...

Author : Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow in Global Health, University of Southampton The pandemic is accelerating. It’s estimated that there could be 3 billion new infections...

The wiring in your plane could soon be made from recycled plastic — new...

Author : Alvin Orbaek White, Senior Lecturer in Engineering, Swansea University Every aeroplane contains a complex network of electrical cabling that keeps it flying smoothly. For every...

The journey to a pig-heart transplant began 60 years ago

Author : Daniel M Davis, Professor of Immunology, University of Manchester On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world’s first person to successfully receive a...

Taliban plans for suicide brigade reveal changing nature of warfare in 21st century

Author : Lily Hamourtziadou, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, Birmingham City University The Taliban recently announced it will establish a battalion of suicide attackers as part of...

Nigeria and El Salvador’s opposing journeys into digital currencies – podcast

Author : Gemma Ware, Editor and Co-Host, The Conversation Weekly Podcast, The Conversation We dive into the world of crypto and digital currencies and take a close...

The science that is helping researchers find the ‘disappeared’ in Latin America

Author : Jamie Pringle, Senior Lecturer in Geosciences, Keele University In most Latin American countries where there has been a high level of civil conflict over the...

why T cell vaccines could be the key to long-term immunity

Author : Sheena Cruickshank, Professor in Biomedical Sciences, University of Manchester With omicron having rapidly driven up COVID infections, attention is once again focusing on antibodies, and...

Boris Johnson’s Downing Street party apology: three key takeaways

Author : Chris Stafford, Doctoral Researcher, Politics and International Relations Department, University of Nottingham Following mounting pressure and incontrovertible evidence, prime minister Boris Johnson has for the...

Is the party over for Boris Johnson? This polling detail suggests it could be

Author : Paul Whiteley, Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex The Labour prime minister Harold Wilson coined the phrase “a week is a long time in...

Beyond Cyrano de Bergerac’s nose – the real man behind the swashbuckling hero

Author : Joseph Harris, Professor of Early Modern French and Comparative Literature, Royal Holloway University of London There’s something quite striking missing in Peter Dinklage’s performance of...