There has been much talk centered around the industrialization of the Russian arctic zone, but much less on the effect that this will have on the arctic environment and the communities living there. This portion of the arctic is home to 4 million people, many of whom are descendants of
Global climate change brought about by recent human activities has gathered a broad community of scientists and politicians to address perhaps one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Political attempts to undertake actions towards climate change are limited by our ability to assess this problem. Although not
The question about how to manage nuclear waste is as old as the technology itself, however no definite solution has yet been found with regards to long-term storage. Many proposals to create infrastructure that lasts for millennia, necessary for the high-level radioactive waste to become harmless, have been discussed with
For many people, trying to keep energy and motivation levels high throughout the working day is hard. Many turn to substances such as coffee to help keeping them sharp. Although useful, these are not the only substances that are used in today’s hectic life. The need to perform better than
In 2014, the United States has seen the greatest number of measles cases since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. The same trend can also be seen in many European countries. For that reason, the discussion about vaccination is back on the agenda and with it a debate about
Antibiotic resistant bacteria – this feared killer has for a long time been a catastrophe in the distant future. But it is increasingly clear that this is no longer only a warning for future generations, resistant bacteria are already here and the number of deaths because of them is growing
Nuclear weapon use saw daylight on August 6, 1945. This day was, for an estimated 60,000-80,000 Japanese people, blinding light and total destruction. Tens of thousands more witnessed the same disaster three days later, and tens of thousands have fallen victim to the radiation sickness that followed. That was almost
Last September in New York, right in the midst of fashion week, a perhaps slightly more serious gathering took place at the UN headquarters: the largest UN Climate Summit to date. Leaders from all over the world gathered to demonstrate their ambition to stop global warming. Not only by focusing
Traditionally, political orientation has been thought to be largely a product of one’s social network and upbringing. Recently, however, scientists have tried to tie together political orientation with evolutionary theory. One man looked at the research and drew conclusions about what makes our political identity. This is what he found.
For a layman, predicting political orientation is simple: Grow up in a Republican-dense neighborhood and you’ll end up Republican; surround yourself with Democrats and you’ll vote Democrat on Election Day. It’s all social influence. Plain and simple.
By Hampus Ljungberg