An unequal world: Are we facing more conflict?

An unequal world: Are we facing more conflict?

By Paul Rogers Rising inequality provides ripe pickings for militant Islamist groups plotting insurgencies – and ensures the ‘war on terror’ is far from over. My most recent column warned of the escalating threat of worsening conflicts driven by al-Qaida, Isis and...
Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

By Anthony Richardson, Chhaya Chaudhary, David Schoeman & Mark John Costello Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. History tells us this could trigger a mass extinction event. The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest...
How environmentally friendly is cryptocurrency?

How environmentally friendly is cryptocurrency?

By Peter Howson Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked. The price of bitcoin has reached US$50,000 (£36,095) – another all-time high. It’s hard to believe that 10,000 bitcoin would only buy a couple of pizzas ten years...
How safe is vaping?

How safe is vaping?

By Denise Montgomery We know the damage smoking causes, but we’re yet to conduct conclusive research about vaping. That’s the focus for Dr. Kelly Burrowes for the next three years. Dr Kelly Burrowes likes to keep busy but one hobby might have to go on the backburner....