Will the World Cup be another victory for Putin?

Will the World Cup be another victory for Putin?

By Peter Rutland The football world cup is currently taking place in Russia. Peter Rutland looks at weather the event will be another political victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Half a million soccer fans will head to Russia to watch their national teams...
Is inheritance about more than just genes?

Is inheritance about more than just genes?

By Nicola Shepheard Epigenetics has been hailed as the missing link between genes and environment. Nicola Shepheard explores this phenomenon in greater detail and seeks out whether inheritance is about more than just genes. The growing knowledge of how experiences get...
Do ‘three strikes’ laws work?

Do ‘three strikes’ laws work?

By James Oleson Criminologist James Oleson looks into the controversial three strikes law in New Zealand and whether in fact, it works as a policy in keeping communities safe. After announcing in 2017 that New Zealand’s controversial three-strikes law would be...
Q+A: What are the politics of food insecurity?

Q+A: What are the politics of food insecurity?

Climate change, pesticide contamination, soil-depletion, loss of land, power politics, mass pollinator die-offs, and a host of big business practices threaten the long-term availability of healthy food. In part one of this symposium on the future of food, Maria...
Is the IMF failing?

Is the IMF failing?

By Adam Triggs Adam Triggs investigates why the world’s economic crisis-fighting mechanisms are dangerously inadequate and whether the IMF is failing. It was only in January that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was celebrating the strength of the global...
What happened to life on Mars?

What happened to life on Mars?

By Monica Grady Monica Grady looks at the recent detection of organic material on Mars and whether this means more evidence of past life on the red planet. It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for past life on Mars...