In a new podcast, Patrick O’Hare describes his time with the clasificadores – the families who scavenge Montevideo’s pungent ‘wastescape’ to recover and classify anything that is valuable, usable or edible.
Kristen MacAskill describes how an earthquake in her hometown served to influence her career as an engineer.
Lucy Wrapson reports on her fieldwork analysing the curious cave paintings found on Isla de Mona, in the Caribbean, and their equally enigmatic artists.
Girija Godbole travels to a remote village in western India to understand the effects of the increasing incidence of land sale on a rural society, and makes the acquaintance of a naughty goat.
Stephanie Hirmer travelled to Moyo in northern Uganda to ask which possessions the villagers most value and why. The results will be used to help reduce the failure rate of projects that bring electricity to rural communities.
Deep sea sediment cores – they’re cold, they’re muddy, and they’re revealing 30,000 years of climate history – as PhD student Julia Gottschalk reports from her voyage aboard the James Cook research ship last summer.
Reporting back from her time spent in the Kalahari Desert, PhD student Kirsty MacLeod describes the fascinating life of a gang of meerkats that includes an audacious boy called Bruce and a good-natured girl called Ru.
In the latest report of the Extreme Sleepover series, undergraduate Robin Irvine explains how a fascination for the relationships between humans, horses and dogs took him to the Mongolian steppes.
In the eleventh of a series of reports contributed by Cambridge researchers, glaciologists Dr Ian Willis and Alison Banwell watch as a lake disappears before their eyes.