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by Sondra N. Barringer Erin Leahey Misty Ring-Ramirez and Karina Salazar  |  9th September 2021

Sondra Barringer, Erin Leahey, Misty Ring-Ramirez and Karina Salazar outline the results of their study into how committed US universities really are to interdisciplinary research. …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

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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

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by Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak  |  20th July 2021

Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak discuss how important strategic alliances are between universities, industry, government and civil society in addressing the world’s challenges and in the drive towards the UN SDGs. …Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Patrick Gamsby charts 10 years of the Open Access movement, and explores the connections and importance of transcending barriers that can be found in both OA and interdisciplinarity.…Read more

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by John Bynner and Walter R. Heinz  |  26th March 2021

John Bynner and Walter Heinz, authors of 'Youth Prospects in the Digital Society', outline some of the challenges and uneven prospects young people face in a digital society. …Read more

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by Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston  |  18th March 2021

Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston, authors of 'Why Face-to-Face Still Matters', consider the long-term impact of COVID-19, artificial intelligence and IT on cities and urban life.…Read more