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Every summer, as the sea ice surrounding Antarctica retreats, tens of thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the landmass by boat and plane. The… Read More »Each Antarctic Tourist Effectively Melts 83 Tonnes Of Snow – New Research
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Q+A: As Ukraine Conflict Escalates, Is It Too Late For Joe Biden And Vladimir Putin To Hold A Summit?
The conflict in Ukraine is changing rapidly. In the latest escalation, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, declared two separatist areas of Ukraine as independent, and… Read More »Q+A: As Ukraine Conflict Escalates, Is It Too Late For Joe Biden And Vladimir Putin To Hold A Summit?
The Decent Home Standard Promises To Force Landlords To Make Homes Safer – But It Will Only Work With Enforcement
More than one in five private renters in the UK live in a house that does not meet the government’s standards for decent homes. This… Read More »The Decent Home Standard Promises To Force Landlords To Make Homes Safer – But It Will Only Work With Enforcement
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It was “the week that changed the world”. On February 21 1972, Chinese leader Mao Zedong and US president Richard Nixon met in Beijing to… Read More »Nixon-Mao Meeting: Four Lessons From 50 Years Of US-China Relations
The legal requirement to self-isolate when infected with the coronavirus will end in England on February 24, the UK prime minister has announced. It’s been… Read More »COVID: How Will People Behave When Self-Isolation Isn’t Mandatory?
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When the UK went into lockdown in 2020, its multibillion-pound theatre industry could have ceased to exist. However, the vacuum caused by this physical shutdown… Read More »The Pandemic Nearly Killed Theatre – The Creative Way It Fought Back Could Leave It Stronger