From the Paris agreement to COP28, how oil and gas giants try to influence the global climate agenda

Many oil and gas companies support a tax on carbon, even though they are significant emitters.

Alain Naef, Assistant professor, ESSEC • conversation
Dec. 8, 2023 ~7 min

The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future

Is reaching net zero emissions by 2050 enough to halt warming? One leading scientist says no.

Hugh Hunt, Professor of Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, University of Cambridge • conversation
Dec. 8, 2023 ~9 min

Frozen methane under the seabed is thawing as oceans warm – and things are worse than we thought

Undersea ‘fire-ice’ is vulnerable to leaking greenhouse gas, finds new study.

Richard Davies, Pro-Vice Chancellor: Global and Sustainability, Newcastle University • conversation
Dec. 8, 2023 ~7 min

How to protect yourself from cyber-scammers over the festive period

Cyber-scams tend to ramp up at this time of year, with criminals and scammers eager to exploit people’s generosity and excitement.

Rachael Medhurst, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security NCSA, University of South Wales • conversation
Dec. 8, 2023 ~7 min

Turning annual performance reviews into 'humble encounters' yields dividends for employees and managers

Do you dread delivering or receiving feedback at work? Two organizational behavior experts describe a better way to have these difficult conversations.

Taya Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics, Carnegie Mellon University • conversation
Dec. 8, 2023 ~8 min

The holidays and your brain – a neuroscientist explains how to identify and manage your emotions

It’s important to identify the root causes of your stress and to find the coping mechanisms that work best for you.

Seena Mathew, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor • conversation
Dec. 8, 2023 ~10 min

Climate 'tipping points' can be positive too – our report sets out how to engineer a domino effect of rapid changes

One positive change can lead to another.

Tim Lenton, Director, Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter • conversation
Dec. 7, 2023 ~7 min

How bird feeders help small species fight infection

Research shows providing food for birds not only stops them going hungry, it may help them fight off infection too.

Hannah Watson, Researcher in Evolutionary Ecology, Lund University • conversation
Dec. 7, 2023 ~6 min

Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success. Here's the missing ingredient

When forest communities have secure rights and tenure, the results can be miraculous.

Dhanapal Govindarajulu, Postgraduate Researcher, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester • conversation
Dec. 7, 2023 ~8 min

The longstanding mystery of Mars' moons – and the mission that could solve it

A Japanese spacecraft is expected to reach Martian orbit in 2025 to collect material from the surface of the moon Phobos before returning to Earth by 2029.

Ben Rider-Stokes, Post Doctoral Researcher in Achondrite Meteorites, The Open University • conversation
Dec. 7, 2023 ~6 min