From cybercrime to earthquakes, influenza to air travel, research on risk and uncertainty reflects issues that are of paramount importance.

Governments are failing to understand global catastrophic risks and need to take urgent action, says new report

13 August 2019

Governments are failing to understand the human-driven catastrophic risks that threaten global security, prosperity and potential, and could in...

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‘Crystal clocks’ used to time magma storage before volcanic eruptions

18 July 2019

The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth’s crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may help with volcanic...

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Evidence-based web tool aims to better inform and refine need for treatment in early prostate cancer

12 March 2019

A new tool to predict an individual’s prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side...

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Study identifies key challenges when communicating potential policies

14 June 2018

Cambridge researchers set out to define a new science for policy communications, with ambitions of finding the “Goldilocks zone” between too much...

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Opinion: Dairy got the all-clear this week - but was it justified?

17 May 2017

When it comes to health claims around the food we eat, it’s worth taking a closer look at the science behind the headlines, say Eirini Trichia and...

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Opinion: The rapidly populating coastal region from the Gulf to Pakistan faces a huge tsunami risk

07 April 2017

In recent years, tsunamis have devastated coastal regions. Writing in The Conversation, Camilla Penney, PhD Candidate in Geophysics at University...

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Opinion: How dangerous is burnt toast?

23 January 2017

A new campaign is warning people that burning some food, such as toast, is a potential cancer risk. Here, the evidence for this claim is explored...

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Solar storms could cost USA tens of billions of dollars

19 January 2017

The daily economic cost to the USA from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half...

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Darwin Lectures go to extremes

19 January 2017

From climate change and extending the human lifespan to political extremism and reporting from war zones, this year’s Darwin College Lecture...

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