Category: Science

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Dr David Elliott has extensive multidisciplinary experience researching how microbes impact upon our lives and environment. Here he examines how far the latest government Budget will go to advance environmental sustainability in the UK.

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Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at the University of Derby, explains new research has shown that having a close connection with the natural world is a key to us feeling passionate about our environment and better about ourselves too.

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Charity retailer Harriet Webster urges you to say no to fast fashion and help reduce the 11 million items of clothing we send to landfill every week.

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Dr Jamie Bird, Deputy Head of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at the University of Derby explores climate anxiety and the work he and his colleagues are doing to provide an emotional response to the climate crisis across the globe.

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Professor Paul Elliott and doctoral researcher Mark Knight from the University of Derby make a case for expanding the National Forest to East Midlands cities.

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Emma Sharpe, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the implications of the recent Cancer Research UK campaign in terms of the promotion of weight bias, stigmatisation and discrimination of those who are overweight/obese.

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Yasuhiro Kotera and Christine Rhodes from the University of Derby Online Learning, explore why sex addiction is a universally underestimated and misunderstood intimacy disorder and an issue of growing concern worldwide.

Michael Johnson and Guyana team

Our sport science expertise has helped Guyana's national football team reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time. Here's how they did it.


Sam Chikowore recalls his first residential Geology fieldtrip as part of his prescribed Fundamental Skills for Geoscientists module. For Sam, it felt exhilarating and like a journey into the unknown.

Birds eye view of an ash cloud

Could volcanoes warn us before they blow up? And could concrete be capable of repairing itself underground? Angeline Thiri takes a closer look.