Instead of the shock which most of the world experienced last November, when it transpired that Donald Trump had upset the odds to become the 45th President of the United States of America, Naomi Klein saw only the logical culmination of everything she had studied throughout her career becoming personified in a single individual. Chris Fitch reports

Hill of Secrets

For this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole visits a viewpoint in Wiltshire for a look at the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe
A study of various fish populations has found dramatic reductions in the proportion of older fish, something that spells trouble for the overall stability of population
The seasonal changes of September promise much photographic potential for your camera, but the variety of subjects and their proximity also means there are key practical considerations to master in order to get pictures that will meet your ambitions

Healthy planet

The spatial distribution of healthcare workers globally tells us a lot about levels of development and wealth around the world
Shipping traffic can increase lightning strikes, according to a pioneering study by the American Geophysical Union
New documentary travels to remote Antarctica to unpack the complex science behind climate change
Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. His latest book is ‘Defiant Earth’, an analysis of the Anthropocene
Cambodia has stopped selling its sand overseas, a move that has highlighted a global shortage in this oft-overlooked global resource
After an ‘unprecedented’ surge northwards into New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the southern pine beetle is expected to continue expanding its range into large portions of northern US and southern Canadian forests
The deaths of these majestic creatures had remained an unsolved mystery for over a year. Now scientists think they’ve hit on why the number of strandings has recently increased
Over a two-year period, a new species of plant or animal was identified every other day
As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s historical 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, could recognising an emerging Gibraltarian identity be a solution to the territory's dilemma?

Hotspot – Haiti

What happens when a UN stabilisation mission leaves a country in which it had been charged with aiding the restitution of a ‘secure and stable environment’?
As part of New Zealand’s plan to cull millions of predators, scientists are consulting the public about controversial gene technology

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