Is America losing out on the Northern Sea Route?

As the polar ice caps continue to recede at record levels, China and Russia could take advantage as the Northern Sea Route opens up. Whether this would be a strategic trade move or a geopolitical play remains to be seen

Is property inheritance widening the wealth gap?

Whether we are increasingly living in a system not necessarily defined by class but by our inherited wealth gets a mixed reception from economists

Research experts even more vital in big data era

For companies to add value through data science, they still need market researchers to interpret the “what” from the “why”

Why buyers’ clubs are the last option for desperate families

How an ongoing pricing battle between the NHS and an American biopharmaceutical giant led to a buyers’ club for cystic fibrosis drugs in the UK

How sports injuries are driving treatment innovation

Sports medicine’s collaborative and holistic approach to treatment improves recovery times and rehabilitation, which can lead to better services for the general public

Cobalt: the dark side of a clean future

An estimated 35,000 children work in perilous conditions to extract cobalt from the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So what will the impact be on these exploited workers from rapid advances in electric cars, which are heavily reliant on this conflict mineral?

Why won’t doctors prescribe medical cannabis?

illustration man reaching for cannabis leaf

Despite last year’s change in the law legalising the supply of medical cannabis, NHS patients in need are still being refused prescriptions

Could ESG concerns threaten national security?

Their stranglehold on data has brought into question big tech’s role when it comes to national security and what the future holds for the development of nation-state artificial intelligence