Sandy Jung, MacEwan University and Jesmen Mendoza, Toronto Metropolitan University How do universities and colleges build safer campuses, and better respond to incidents of sexual and gender-based violence? There isn’t a simple answer to this question. Whatever the response, any solution involves making difficult decisions based on valid tools. We are part of a nationalContinue reading “Addressing campus sexual violence: New risk assessment tool can help administrators make difficult decisions”
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Organ donation: whether we opt in or out, research finds it’s the will of our family that matters
Alberto Molina Pérez, Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA – CSIC) ; David Rodríguez-Arias, Universidad de Granada, and Janet Delgado, Universidad de Granada Organ transplantation allows patients who are suffering from organ failure to receive a healthy organ from a donor. This procedure can help to extend and improve the lives of recipients, and isContinue reading “Organ donation: whether we opt in or out, research finds it’s the will of our family that matters”
ChatGPT: our study shows AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it
Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin and Michael Dowling, Dublin City University Some of the world’s biggest academic journal publishers have banned or curbed their authors from using the advanced chatbot, ChatGPT. Because the bot uses information from the internet to produce highly readable answers to questions, the publishers are worried that inaccurate or plagiarised workContinue reading “ChatGPT: our study shows AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it”
Turkey-Syria earthquake: how disaster diplomacy can bring warring countries together to save lives
Ilan Kelman, UCL The death toll of the massive earthquakes that have rocked the Turkey-Syria border region has now exceeded 5,000 people and the World Health Organization has suggested it could rise as high as 20,000. The catastrophe has led to an international outpouring of support. Numerous international rescue, medical, and other teams are arrivingContinue reading “Turkey-Syria earthquake: how disaster diplomacy can bring warring countries together to save lives”
Microplastics: are plastic alternatives any safer for our health?
Xavier Coumoul, Université Paris Cité; Jean-Baptiste Fini, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN); Nicolas Cabaton, Inrae, and Sylvie Bortoli, Université Paris Cité Plastic pollution is now pervasive in our environment, contaminating everywhere from our homes and workplaces to the planet’s deepest recesses. The problem regularly makes headlines, with the spotlight turned toward ocean pollution in particular.Continue reading “Microplastics: are plastic alternatives any safer for our health?”
The pollutants in our diet that could accelerate ageing
Amelia Marti del Moral, Universidad de Navarra and Lucía Alonso-Pedrero, Universidad de Navarra Pollutants are, by definition, harmful. But not all of them are equally harmful. Of the multitude of synthetic chemical compounds that pollute our environment, those that set off the loudest alarm bells are persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These are toxic compounds presentContinue reading “The pollutants in our diet that could accelerate ageing”
Plastic pollution in Nigeria: whose job is it to clean up the mess?
Kehinde Allen-Taylor, Technical University Braunschweig Take a walk or drive through the streets of most Nigerian cities, and you will see plastic waste everywhere. The country’s rivers, lakes and ocean are also full of discarded plastic. Nigeria is estimated to generate about 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. Plastic accounts for 15% of theContinue reading “Plastic pollution in Nigeria: whose job is it to clean up the mess?”