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Six conservation success stories of 2019

When nature is eroding and ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, it can seem like the only reaction is despair: However, there are also inspiring conservation success stories from 2019.
drug policy reform, psychedelic

The Psychedelic Renaissance and the importance of drug policy reform

In the view of Amanda Feilding, Founder of the Beckley Foundation, “Psychedelics are unique pharmacological compounds that hold the promise of a profound paradigm shift in psychiatry.” Here, we learn about the Psychedelic Renaissance and the importance of drug policy reform.
bureaucracy in public service, public policy

Service over systems: Freeing the bureaucracy in public service

Dr Philip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration, University of Birmingham, explains what it takes to become a public servant today, in an environment free from rigid bureaucracy.
uk crime investigations, sexual offences

44% of UK crime investigations are dropped

Tim Kiely, Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, responds to the news that 44% of UK crime investigations are dropped without being fully explored.
uk child poverty rate, social security

UK child poverty rate could increase under current government

A recent report outlines how Conservative social security promises would raise the UK child poverty rate to a record-breaking high.
rise of deepfake, nancy pelosi

The rise of “deepfake” technology: Where does it end?

Here, James A. Ingram dives into an ongoing topic of intrigue in modern society: The rise of deepfake technology.
manipulating the uk general election, digital

Are cybercriminals manipulating the UK general election?

Here, David Warburton discusses the potential for manipulating the UK general election in the digital age.
development of artificial intelligence

Japan: The development of artificial intelligence

Guillermo Garcia from EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, charts the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for medical and industrial purposes in Japan.
AI&TA robots

AI&TA Robots in the classrooms of primary school

Here, Professor Takahira Yamaguchi from Keio University, explores how AI&TA Robots are being used in primary school classrooms.
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Pesticide risk assessment: European framework shows need for safer alternatives

Here, Alberto Mantovani discusses how to balance chemical pesticides with crop-protection and food security, referring to the ever-evolving European framework.
fertility in pigs

Biosciences: Screening for reduced fertility in pigs – bright new ideas

Professor Darren Griffin and Dr Rebecca O’Connor from the University of Kent’s School of Biosciences, discuss their work on improving UK pig production and reaching out to South East Asia.
maturing cannabis market, cannabis

Growing pains: Creating value in the maturing cannabis market

Liam McGreevy, CEO of Ethnopharm Ltd, explains his thoughts on creating value in today’s maturing cannabis market, including how the firm can help both new and established businesses make sense of this.
Travel Time

The Worthwhile Experience of Travel Time: Perspectives from the MoTiV Project

Learn about the exciting MoTiV Project and the worthwhile experience of Travel Time, with expert input from the European Cyclists’ Federation and the University of Žilina.
data protection in the healthcare sector, cybersecurity

Data protection in the healthcare sector

Data protection in the healthcare sector is an increasing cybersecurity concern: What will happen next in the regulation of this industry?
cultivation of medical cannabis

How important is light for the cultivation of medical cannabis?

Here, Christoph Schubert discusses how light is one of the most important factors in the professional cultivation of medical cannabis.
cannabis industry

The value of accreditation in the cannabis industry

Chris Gunning, General Manager – Accreditation Services at A2LA, discusses the value of accreditation in today’s cannabis industry.
magnitsky provisions, POCA

What are the UK’s Magnitsky provisions?

Here, John Binns talks us through the UK's version of the Magnitsky provisions and why they are unclear.
battery development

European Commission approves €3.2 billion battery development research fund

The European Commission has unveiled that seven EU countries will provide up to €3.2 billion of funding to go towards research for battery development.
white island eruption, hydrothermal

White Island eruption: Why were tourists allowed to visit?

Following the death of five people due to the White Island eruption within New Zealand's waters, questions are being asked as to why tourists were allowed access to the crater.
Thermal propagation

Thermal propagation research using battery calorimeters

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, outlines how research and testing in battery calorimeters improves materials for thermal propagation mitigation in Lithium-ion batteries.

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