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Ukraine: what might happen if the war spreads to a Nato country

Kenton White, University of Reading As Russian military activity moves nearer the Ukrainian border with Nato, the potential for direct confrontation between Russia and the alliance increases. On March 13, Russian aircraft reportedly fired rockets at the Yavoriv International Center for Peacekeeping and Security, 20km from Ukraine’s border with Poland, a Nato member. The possibility of a unit from the …

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A solar power station in space? Here’s how it would work – and the benefits it could bring

NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Jovana Radulovic, University of Portsmouth The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space. Yes, you read that right. Space-based solar power is one of the technologies to feature in the government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. It has been identified as a potential solution, alongside …

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Stopping violence against women starts with learning what misogyny really is

Inside Creative House/Shutterstock Katy Dineen, University College Cork and Maria Moulin-Stożek It’s now over a year since 33-year-old Sarah Everard was kidnapped while she walked home and killed by a police officer in London. Since then, we’ve also seen the case of Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher also from London, was also killed by a stranger while walking to …

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المجتمع البحثي العالمي يُدين الغزو الروسي لأوكرانيا

المجتمع العلمي الروسي يواجه انتقادات لاذعة بينما تدور رحى الحرب الطاحنة فوق الأراضي الأوكرانية بقلم نيشا جايند وهولي إلس   إزالة الحطام المتخلف عن تدمير قاعدةٍ عسكرية في مدينة أوختيركا في منطقة سومي الأوكرانية Credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty على أثر الاجتياح الروسي غير المُبرَّر للأراضي الأوكرانية، انطلق سيلٌ من الإدانات من جانب العلماء والمنظمات البحثية في شتى أنحاء العالم. وقد سارعت …

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Ukraine: Putin isn’t mad – he’s following a long-established great power playbook for conquest

Alexander Titov, Queen’s University Belfast The Russian invasion of Ukraine has confounded everyone. Given its huge economic, reputational and political costs – not to mention the immense human misery it has already caused – how can anyone in their right mind choose to start such a war? The question of rationality is important when assessing a country’s actions, the likely …

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Jihadism and coups in West Africa’s Sahel region: a complex relationship

Armed and Security Forces of Mali servicemen stand guard on a military vehicle. Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images Folahanmi Aina, King’s College London The political instability and insecurity in some Sahelian states in West Africa has led to the capture of political power by their military in recent times. Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali have all experienced coups. One …

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‘Dark empaths’: how dangerous are psychopaths and narcissists with empathy?

You may have psychopathic traits, too. Shutterstock Nadja Heym, Nottingham Trent University and Alexander Sumich, Nottingham Trent University People with “dark personality traits”, such as psychopathy or narcissism, are more likely to be callous, disagreeable and antagonistic in their nature. Such traits exists on a continuum – we all have more or less of them, and this does not necessarily …

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Coffee’s health benefits aren’t as straightforward as they seem – here’s why

Every cup of coffee is different. Africa Studio/ Shutterstock Charlotte Mills, University of Reading and Ashley Hookings, University of Reading You’ve probably heard it before: drinking coffee is good for your health. Studies have shown that drinking a moderate amount of coffee is associated with many health benefits, including a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. …

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