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Will electric motorbike sales take off across Asia?

blog post image "Soaring petrol prices could speed up the transition to electric much faster than expected." Could electric motorbikes become a thing in the UK? Not so much in hilly Cornwall perhaps but cities maybe. The smaller size of a motorbike battery lends itself to being swappable.

Cycling: TfL to begin issuing fines to drivers in cycle lanes

blog post image New powers will allow TfL to enforce infringements in a similar way to bus lanes.

The UK’s (new) Bill of Rights

blog post image An authoritarian resistance to scrutiny. Very un-British. “it is becoming abundantly clear that the true objective underpinning this Bill (and the Government’s wider project) concerns not the so-called restoration of parliamentary sovereignty or the strengthening of democracy, but the entrenchment...

The Lyonesse Project: a study of the coastal and marine environment of the Isles of Scilly (OASIS ID cornwall2-58903)

blog post image This project was commissioned by English Heritage and carried out between 2009 and 2013 by Historic Environment Projects, Cornwall Council with a team of specialists from Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth Universities, English Heritage's Scientific Dating Team, volunteers and local experts and...

Fleeing Russian bombs while battling Facebook. A Meta problem Ukrainian journalists did not need. - Coda Story

blog post image The challenge of local journalism and of censoring during war. "Facebook says it’s fighting disinformation and blocking Russian propaganda. But independent newsrooms in eastern Ukraine say they’re being restricted under the same rules."

Extending the lifecycle of clothes during Covid-19

blog post image Good example of analysing behaviour by barriers and enablers. “Two studies carried out with the Centre for Behaviour Change examined factors affecting the purchase, repair, repurpose and disposal of clothes by people in the UK before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Senior health professionals call for urgent climate briefing of all MPs by the chief scientific adviser: open letter to

blog post image Dear prime minister, We wish to make you aware of our concern for the health of Angus Rose, a 52 year old man, who at the time of writing is on day 34 of a hunger strike outside Parliament, consuming only fluids, vitamins, and minerals. His not unreasonable demand is that all members of parliament...

Health impacts of wood burning cost EU and UK €17 billion a year

blog post image Wood-based home appliances are responsible for 63 per cent of the health costs from air pollution related to heating and cooking in homes in the European Union and UK

How the War in Ukraine Could Get Much Worse

blog post image The West and Russia may be entering into the terminal stages of an insecurity spiral, which could produce a larger European war even if it doesn’t go nuclear.

International Women's Day: UTI testing '50 years out of date'

blog post image Areas of women's health have been neglected for too long, says scientist developing rapid test.

Keyboard army using restaurant reviews to take on Russian state media

blog post image Rather than commenting on the food and service at Russian restaurants and cafes, some users have begun posting online reviews detailing Russian actions in Ukraine to try to smuggle information past the tight control of state media.

Here’s a list of all the tech companies taking action against Russia

blog post image Ukraine has led a public campaign, mostly through social media, appealing powerful tech institutions to end relationships with Russia.

Biopharma futures

blog post image I've been looking at a few industry reports on the future of biopharma as part of a course I'm on with INSEAD Business School on Business Strategy and Financial Performance. I thought I'd share some of my ramblings on Biopharma Futures. Expectations are high Pharmaceutical companies are operating...

What does the future of work look like for pharma?

blog post image The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes to our working world. What does this mean for pharma, and what must the industry do to keep pace? PwC - future of work for pharma costs - pressures on efficienct, increasing R&D costs sustainability and societal impact - pressure on companies to address...

Boris Johnson set to scrap Britain's COVID restrictions

blog post image Johnson's plans are part of a 'living with COVID' strategy that aims to achieve a fast exit from the pandemic.

Internet user classification

blog post image Grampound it seems is classified as 'e-Rational Utilitarian' ... but who is shouting out for more local facilities and better internet infrastructure? Checks notes ... methodological individualist and political liberals with social stratification (i.e. class, status distinctions) playing a relatively...

The women who fought against nuclear missiles

blog post image The Greenham Common anti-nuclear protest was the UK's biggest women-led movement since the Suffragettes.

Fusion energy record demonstrates powerplant future

blog post image "Landmark results from EUROfusion scientists and engineers at world-leading UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Joint European Torus (JET) facility in Oxford. "Record-breaking 59 megajoules of sustained fusion energy demonstrates powerplant potential and strengthens case for ITER." "The record and scientific...

Chris Boardman to lead bid to get more people cycling and walking

blog post image The ex-Olympic champion will encourage more people to cycle and walk as head of Active Travel England.

Britishvolt: Electric car battery plant gets government funding

blog post image Britishvolt says the money (£100m) unlocks huge private investment for a protect that will create thousands of jobs. See also Britishvolt.com The figure seems to be half of the proposed Government investment which was anticipated to be £200m - £250m in December.