July 2020

Football's first fa’afafine: trans rights trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua on stardom and sisterhood

Jaiyah Saelua is a footballer first.

31/07/2020 The Guardian

Bouncing forward: what does a society that takes care of everyone look like?

The pandemic has brought ideas such as universal basic income into the mainstream, but how might they work in practice?

27/07/2020 Positive News

Climate crisis: Offshore wind power 'so cheap it could return money to consumers'

Falling cost of renewable energy production could mean lower bills, researchers say

27/07/2020 The Independent

Researchers unveil test that can detect cancer years before symptoms

A blood test that can pick up cancers up to four years before symptoms appear has been reported by researchers, in the latest study to raise hopes of early detection.

21/07/2020 The Guardian

How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire

Eren Orbey on how Harvard’s David Malan has worked to perfect online teaching, and what lessons his introductory course, CS50, might hold for the future of higher education, both during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

21/07/2020 The New Yorker

Material that cannot be cut would make the ultimate bike lock

Engineers have created the first artificial material that effectively cannot be cut, holding out the promise of lightweight but cut-proof bike locks, security doors and protective clothing.

20/07/2020 NewScientist

The UAE has successfully launched the Arab world's first Mars mission

The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its Mars-bound Hope Probe on Sunday, marking the the Arab world's first interplanetary mission -- and the first of three international missions to the Red Planet this summer.

20/07/2020 CNN

Your 'Doomscrolling' Breeds Anxiety. Here's How To Stop The Cycle

So many of us do it: the long scroll through grim news on social media before bed. A cognitive behavioral specialist offers advice on how to stop "doomscrolling" for the sake of your mental health.

19/07/2020 NPR

Changing Places toilets for disabled people to be compulsory

Campaigners say rules for Changing Places toilets in new buildings are "nothing short of life changing".

19/07/2020 BBC

Digital DIY: The superfast internet network built by locals in the Yorkshire Dales

Fed up with being sidelined by broadband providers, a rural community took matters into their own hands. Kira Allmann meets them

10/07/2020 The Independent

Group of six rare Cross River gorillas caught on camera in Nigeria

Rare images of a group belonging to one of the most endangered gorilla subspecies in the world suggest their numbers could be recovering after decades of persecution, conservationists in Nigeria have said.

09/07/2020 The Guardian

Spreading rock dust on the ground could pull carbon from the air, researchers say

Spreading rock dust on farmland could pull enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to remove about half of the amount of that greenhouse gas currently produced by Europe, according to a major study published Thursday in the journal Nature. And if…

08/07/2020 Washington Post

Sustainability goals and serendipity: the recipe for responsible leadership

What does it mean to be a responsible leader? From hackathons to fuckup nights, we explore some unlikely examples

07/07/2020 Positive News

Beavers born in Essex for 'first time since Middle Ages'

Over 400 years after they were hunted to extinction, species has been reintroduced in county to tackle flooding

02/07/2020 The Independent