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

New Cambridge centre sets out to prove we are not in a “post-truth” society

01 November 2016

The Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication aims to ensure that facts on important issues are presented in ways that are accurate,...

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‘Gut feelings’ help make more successful financial traders

19 September 2016

Financial traders are better at reading their ‘gut feelings’ than the general population – and the better they are at this ability, the more...

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Chasing the volcano

01 July 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 June 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 January 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 November 2015

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

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Earthquakes without frontiers

26 October 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 October 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 September 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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