Earthquakes without frontiers

26 Oct 2015

The Alpine–Himalayan belt, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, is one of the world’s most seismically active regions. Now, a combination of earth science, social science and education is being used to help the region become more resilient to earthquakes, protecting lives and property.

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Cities at risk

07 Sep 2015

New model says world cities face expected losses of $4.6 trillion in economic output over the next decade as a result of natural or man-made catastrophes.

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Antidepressants and pain killers: should we be worried?

15 Jul 2015

New research has identified an increased risk of brain haemorrhage from the combined use of antidepressant medicines and medicines such as ibuprofen. Should we be worried? Dr Rupert Payne from the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research looks at the evidence.

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Lake on the surface of Lirung Glacier. The rapid drainage of such lakes may cause flooding downstream and may have contributed to devastating mudflows during the earthquake.

Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake

28 Apr 2015

As the death toll continues to rise in Nepal, Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Willis, and PhD student Evan Miles, from the Scott Polar Research Institute contemplate the fate of people in a remote part of the country, where they have been doing research for the past two years.

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Still The Brave Tin Soldiers

Planning for war: a guide for businesses

19 Feb 2015

Dr Andrew Coburn of the Cambridge Judge Business School writes on The Conversation website about how business leaders have reawakened to the risk of regional conflict, and discusses research carried out at the Centre for Risk Studies on bad-news scenarios ranging from cyber war to regional conflict to pandemic.

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