Does new SPaG test show Gove’s lack of open-ended imagination?
This week, I ask whether it’s time for the British education system to rekindle its love affair with the open-ended outcome...
Tackling water inequality: can we avoid a global crisis?
On UNW World Water Day 2013, experts warn that we must learn to effectively manage global water resources if we are to end water inequality
Criteria for weight-loss surgery have been set too high
Experts are calling for a reduction in the BMI that obese patients must exceed in order to qualify for bariatric surgery
EU is failing to protect consumers against hazardous chemicals
A Swedish study has concluded that EU legislation is leaving both consumers and the environment at risk from potentially harmful chemicals
Relaxed flight-time limitations for pilots could threaten safety
Flight-time limits for European pilots are ‘dissociated from the realities of life’, warns UK safety expert
Defending cyberspace: why national mindsets need to change
Experts warn that as the defence of cyberspace becomes more important than that of land, sea or air, Cold War attitudes must be abandoned
Increasing poverty in older age is bad news for health
New research suggests that because many UK citizens are likely to be poorer than expected in old age, health outcomes will suffer
How would science have fared under Romney?
In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, Professor Barry Bozeman considers how a different outcome might have affected US R&D
Could ‘super lorries’ benefit the United Kingdom?
New research suggests that the introduction of high capacity vehicles onto UK roads could benefit the country both economically and environmentally
What is television good for?
Professor Tim Dant, Head of Lancaster University’s Department of Sociology, explores television’s capacity to keep us in touch with the moral order of society
Why might a bus pass be good for your health?
Researchers from Imperial College London have identified an association between free bus passes and physical activity amongst older people
The consequences of gallows humour within the medical profession
Dr Lewis M Cohen contends that accusations of murder and euthanasia levelled at physicians reflect conflicting societal beliefs concerning end-of-life care