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

Chasing the volcano

01 Jul 2016

In 2014, Cambridge researchers monitored a series of seismic shocks which preceded Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years. The dramatic...

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Parent-led tool opens up NHS children's heart surgery data to families

21 Jun 2016

Transparency without accessibility is not enough: stats must be put in context, say researchers.

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Opinion: How Davos power brokers can start tackling major environmental risks

21 Jan 2016

Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography), Gemma Cranston (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and Jonathan Green (Department of...

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Climate change sentiment could hit global investment portfolios in the short term

12 Nov 2015

A new report by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) reveals that global investment portfolios could lose up to...

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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...

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Using experts ‘inexpertly’ leads to policy failure, warn researchers

14 Oct 2015

Evidence shows that experts are frequently fallible, say leading risk researchers, and policy makers should not act on expert advice without using...

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Emissions from melting permafrost could cost $43 trillion

21 Sep 2015

New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on...

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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...

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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...

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Traders’ hormones ‘may destabilise financial markets’

02 Jul 2015

The hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilise financial markets by making traders take more risks, according to a study published today in...

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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...

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Nepal shows its vulnerability after devastating earthquake

27 Apr 2015

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal this weekend, Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge, explains...

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