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    Umm…Should I be wearing a mask?

    In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic there was a lot of confusion, as we all tried to figure out what we should and shouldn’t do to best protect ourselves and others. Fortunately, we now have more definitive answers to some of our most pressing questions – which are backed-up by data – including…

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    Melinda Mills

    Demographer and behavioural scientist

    Melinda Mills (MBE, FBA) is Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS) and Professor of Demography and Sociology at the University of Oxford and Nuffield College. She received her PhD in Demography from the University of Groningen, and her Bachelor and Masters degrees at the University of Alberta, Canada. She has supervised over…

  • A New View on Cancer

    A New View on Cancer

    “It looked like a child’s colouring book where you can’t go over the lines – but the consequences of any inaccuracy would be more serious” – Rob Stepney. Medical writer Rob Stepney was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in 2011, but radical treatment wasn’t required for ten years. Here he discusses his experiences as part…

  • How can satellites prevent mining disasters?

    How can satellites prevent mining disasters?

    Satellites have been orbiting our planet for the past few decades. We might be familiar with how they can be used to track weather, or beam television and phone signals around the world. But did you know, that by capturing images of the Earth outside the visible spectrum, they’re able to offer a unique perspective…

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