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As the USA's devastating opioid epidemic rages on, scientists work to track the use of potent synthetic drugs. Monitoring their circulation and supply is critical to solving the crisis
The recipient of the 2018 Land Rover bursary, supported by the RGS-IBG, has been awarded extra funding to continue its work
The remarkable speed with which Covid-19 vaccines were created shows how quickly medical breakthroughs can take place when funds and resources are pooled. But many diseases don’t receive such attention. Can Covid-19’s legacy help to eliminate neglected diseases or is…
Climate change is forecast to trigger the mass migration of millions of people over the coming decades, but are these predictions really accurate? Chris Fitch investigates 
Life on the outskirts of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, the world’s deepest lake, is evolving, but change comes slowly to Russia’s frozen outpost, nearer to Beijing than Moscow 
Steven Amstrup has dedicated his life to polar bears, working to understand their behaviour, mitigate their threats and conserve their remote and threatened polar habitat
Every autumn in the Caucasus Mountains, men climb to the top of Nordmann firs to harvest pine cones whose seeds will feed the lucrative European Christmas tree market. But this activity generates very limited economic benefits for Georgia’s Racha province,…
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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?

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