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A year in the Arctic investigating the climate crisis
Climate crisis

A year in the Arctic investigating the climate crisis

Hundreds of scientists spent a year on the icebreaker Polarstern investigating the effects of climate change on sea ice. Here, co-ordinator of the MOSAiC project, Dr Matthew Shupe, tells The Big Issue what life is like at the northernmost part of Earth.

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’
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‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’

Geologist Larry Crumpler on his new book, Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet.

The black hole: finding hope in the darkest of places
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The black hole: finding hope in the darkest of places

Professor Heino Falcke finds faith, hope and love in the depths of black holes.

Top 5 books about female scientists
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Top 5 books about female scientists

What can Charles Darwin teach us about Covid?
Opinion

What can Charles Darwin teach us about Covid?

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Why should we care about superheavy elements? Because we don’t know yet
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Why should we care about superheavy elements? Because we don’t know yet

Did the human impulse for progress lead us into the Covid crisis?
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Did the human impulse for progress lead us into the Covid crisis?

Life on Mars? There definitely will be one day…
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Life on Mars? There definitely will be one day…

Dara Ó Briain: Why I’m not an astronaut
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Dara Ó Briain: Why I’m not an astronaut

Vanessa Potter on the enlightenment brought on by sudden blindness
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Vanessa Potter on the enlightenment brought on by sudden blindness

Meredith Wadman: The 1960s abortion still protecting millions from disease
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Meredith Wadman: The 1960s abortion still protecting millions from disease