A secretive legal system lets fossil fuel investors sue countries over policies to keep...

Author : Gemma Ware, Editor and Co-Host, The Conversation Weekly Podcast, The Conversation A new barrier to climate action is opening up in an obscure and secretive...

prisoner swaps have been going on for centuries – here’s how they work

Author : David Turns, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Cranfield University Russia recently released ten foreign fighters – among them five British citizens – being held as...

How we tracked one small seabird species’ remarkable flight into a typhoon

Author : Emily Shepard, Professor in Biosciences, Swansea University In 2018, 49,000 people in Japan were ordered to evacuate their homes as the strongest typhoon in 25...

Europe has never had a global voice — but that may be changing with...

Author : Liam Kennedy, Professor of American Studies, University College Dublin An oft-quoted question attributed (probably wrongly) to the former US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger: “Who...

how natural gas was sold to a sceptical public in post-war Britain

Author : Sam Johnson-Schlee, Senior Lecturer Human Geography and Town Planning, London South Bank University Britain urgently needs to shift away from using natural gas for heating,...

Vegetarians more likely to be depressed than meat-eaters – possible reasons

Author : Chris Bryant, Honorary Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Bath Vegetarians have around twice as many depressive episodes as meat-eaters, according to a new...

COVID has taken a greater toll on mental health among people from ethnic minorities...

Author : Shivani Sharma, Acting Head: Department of Psychology, Sport and Geography, University of Hertfordshire We’ve known for some time now that the physical effects of the...

Bolsonaro’s first-round election bounce back reminds us why populist leaders are so popular

Author : Robert M. Dover, Professor of Intelligence and National Security, University of Hull The sitting Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro secured an unexpected 43% vote in the...

Three ways to make the most of college and university – surprising insights from...

Author : David Comerford, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Behavioural Science, University of Stirling Choosing a college or university course is one of the most important decisions...

what her Conservative party conference speech revealed

Author : Paula Keaveney, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Edge Hill University The stakes could not have been higher as Liz Truss delivered her first party conference speech...