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Hazel Barton is a microbiologist and cave researcher. She is passionate about the alue of exploration to help humanity combat the planet's most urgent issues
Scientists are working to mimic the transfer of immune-boosting microbes that takes place during vaginal births to help those born by caesarean section 
Cannabis divides opinion in the USA, where money is spent on researching both its health benefits and its dangers
A survey of Australian scientists reveals a worrying trend towards suppression of important environmental research
Tim Taylor recalls the trials and tribulations of his  team’s attempt to find the sunken remains of  the Second World War US submarine Grayback
Surveys suggest that Westerners aren’t yet willing to accept novel food technology
Sarah Battersby is fascinated by globalisation and its impact on developing economies. She has recently conducted her own research in Nepal, and has her sights on Peru as her next case study area
Emily Baxter is a 29-year-old wildlife veterinarian currently working at Ikhala Veterinary Wildlife Services, South Africa. Emily is the star of the Channel 4 programme, Work on the Wild Side in which she helps students learn the daily responsibilities of working with…
Covid-19 has reignited concerns about antibiotic resistance. The economics for new antibiotics are struggling to innovate new products. Is the market in need of reform?
The Covid-19 vaccine allocation plan aims  to pool funding from high-, low- and middle-income countries to develop a COVID-19 vaccine that will be accessible to countries across the world. But will the rise of ‘vaccine nationalism’ jeopardise the endeavour?
The Department of Transport believes street works impact the UK economy by £4.3 billion per year, slowing transport links as well as affecting public safety. Poor understanding of what lurks beneath exacerbates the problem. The Geospatial Commission and Ordnance Survey…
Life has slowed down as the pandemic has spread...
Former headhunters engaged in a decades-long struggle for independence, the Naga tribes live in remote mountains on the Indo-Myanmar border. Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent travels to Myanmar’s Naga Self-Administered Zone as part of a two-month expedition across the Naga Hills 
Bonnie Ray is a biodiversity expert in the making. By exploring the nature on her doorstep, she has shown that vital UK biodiversity hotspots can come in all shapes and sizes
Across nearly every metric of cardiovascular health, US African Americans fare worse than non-Hispanic whites
The recent collapse of a jade mine in Myanmar has shone a light on a deadly industry
The sudden cessation of international tourism as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world's largest employer to a standstill, with widespread hardship following in its wake. Can the sector recover?
Hulking ice stupas dot the arid landscapes of northern India's Ladakh region. Villagers of the region have turned to natural engineering solutions to preserve water – an increasingly scarce resource due to accelerating glacier shrinkages

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