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Science, Technology and Society

by Stefan Lorenz Sorgner  |  4th November 2021

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner profiles The Real Vegan Cheese project as an example of how the use of cutting-edge techniques can promote the flourishing of nature, animals and humans. …Read more

by Sanna Koulu and Christine Barter  |  18th October 2021

Sanna Koulu and Christine Barter look at how digital tech can be used by perpetrators but also be a vital space for recovery, providing it is accessible to all.…Read more

Globe with reflection on table
by Liz Allen and Elizabeth Marincola  |  23rd September 2021

Liz Allen and Elizabeth Marincola consider what more needs to be done to allow researchers from the Global South to benefit fully from innovations in research publishing. …Read more

DNA and CRISPR
by Eben Kirksey  |  16th August 2021

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Eben Kirksey, author of 'The Mutant Project', about the work of Dr. Jiankui He, who created the first genetically modified babies, and the moral dilemmas this work has since raised.…Read more

Boxes and broken glass

Jeff Evans looks at the data sources available to policy makers during the pandemic and charts the implications of the rise of the field of data science over statistics.…Read more

Neon speech bubble with a heart in it
by Toni Prug Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko  |  15th July 2021

Toni Prug, Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko explain why it doesn’t make sense to challenge tech companies’ monopoly in the name of perfect competition.…Read more

Pointing at woman
by Julia Zauner  |  9th July 2021

Julia Zauner discusses the inappropriate focus of educational campaigns combatting sexting, which hold survivors accountable for their own victimisation while excusing perpetrators for their actions.…Read more

City lights reflecting onto water.
by Phil Allmendinger  |  16th June 2021

Phil Allmendinger reflects on the digital revolution’s effect on cities, warning us to look up from our smartphones and reengage with the ‘forgotten city’ – the parts that digital doesn’t touch.…Read more

City reflecting off a metal globe.
by Timothy J. Dixon and Mark Tewdwr-Jones  |  10th June 2021

Tim Dixon and Mark Tewdwr-Jones explain how crucial it is for cities to reimagine how people will want to live, work and play in urban environments in 2040 and beyond.…Read more

Rows of yellow ducks with one blue duck.
by Claes-Fredrik Helgesson Steve Woolgar David Moats and Else Vogel  |  4th June 2021

The editors of The Imposter as Social Theory - Steve Woolgar, Else Vogel, David Moats and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson - introduce the contemporary concept of impostering. They bring in examples from politics and film culture to give us a taste of the tangles that surround the imposter figure and the destabilisation of social order they generate. …Read more