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The Week in Good News (27/03)

Baby lemur

The Week in Good News: Our weekly roundup of good news stories from across the disciplines and the world.

Two ring-tailed lemurs have been born at Chester zoo. They’ve been described as “no bigger than tennis balls with tails”, standing just 6” tall and weighing only a few hundred grams. Read the full post.

The Week in Good News (20/03)

Turing Prize

The Week in Good News: Our weekly roundup of good news stories from across the disciplines and the world.

Edwin Catmull and Patrick Hanrahan have won the highest distinction in computer science: the Turing Award. Read the full post.

For the Curious: London in March for under £10

The London Interdisciplinary School August Events Calendar

London is a big city with a lot going on. To the outsider (and to many insiders) it can feel difficult to really tap into everything that London has to offer. This is why we’ve put together a events calendar for March, featuring a variety of interesting talks and exhibitions – all for £10 or less.

New Internships Announcement

LIS London Skyline

It’s often said that the battle for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will be won or lost in cities. With over half of the world’s population living in urban environments – a number expected to double by 2050, when 70 percent of us will live in cities – urbanisation is one of the most transformative trends of the 21st century.

September Discovery Day: Fast Fashion

LIS LFW Fast Fastion ER

The consensus seemed to be that someone needs to do something. This seems obvious to many of us. But what should be done? And who should do it?

A Brief History of Chaos

LIS chaos theory the butterfly effect

The key takeaway from chaos theory is that the smallest of changes in a system can grow explosively to produce substantial differences in that system’s behaviour. This is sometimes known as the butterfly effect.

Ecosystems

LIS habitats malaria ecosystems

Malaria is usually thought of as a medical problem to be tackled using drugs, nets, insecticides and, nowadays, gene editing. But malaria is also an ecological problem.

Enter the Prisoner’s Dilemma

LIS Lego Prisoner's Dilemma Knife Crime

“The greatest tragedy in social science? Whoever invented the Prisoner’s Dilemma neglected to name it after themselves.”