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Content: Volume 9, Issue 2

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Subsidise fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy and sustainable diets

Economists aim to understand how consumers make choices and whether these choices can and should be influenced by policy. Every choice is a result of many factors which can be broadly divided into two groups: demand factors (preferences) and supply factors (production technology, supply chains).... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 31, 2023
The missing galaxies in the early universe

Most of the stars in the universe are born, live, and die within a galaxy – a system containing millions (or billions) of stars. Galaxies are extremely numerous in the universe. No matter where we look in the night sky, or in which direction we... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on May 29, 2023
Nature favors simplicity and symmetry in biological forms

Looking at nature we see symmetric arrangements in flower petals, simple spirals in snail shells, repeating branching patterns in fern leaves and lung structures, and regular arrangements of proteins in many biomolecules. But why are these symmetric and regular structures so common in biology? There... click to read more

  • Kamaludin Dingle | Professor at Gulf University for Science and Technology and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
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Reading time 4 min
published on May 26, 2023
Pluto orbits in elegant arrangement with the giant planets

Soon after Pluto was discovered in 1930, astronomers learned that its orbit overlaps Neptune's orbit and that it’s rather tilted, compared to the nearly common plane of the other planets. Propagating its orbit into the past and the future then revealed the surprising property... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on May 24, 2023
Can Training Make Policing Fairer and More Effective?

There has been a growing call for police reform in the U.S. in recent years, particularly since the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Of particular interest has been training programs and reforms that focus on police treatment of individuals in high-crime communities. Little social... click to read more

  • David Weisburd | Professor at George Mason University & Hebrew University
  • Cody Telep | Professor at Arizona State University
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 22, 2023