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Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to see which party their views most align with, has launched its 2015 edition ahead of the general election in May. The site aims to engage with five million voters before polls are cast

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Wired and wild: is the information age ecological?

 

/ Blogs

27 Feb

 
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Global connectivity means we now have the means, motive and opportunity to radically reorganise society to enable citizens to thrive within an abundant biosphere, says Matt Mellen

 

Science supports integrity in Nigerian elections

 

/ Democracy

26 Feb

 
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A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process

 
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Money for nothing: the utopian ideal?

 

/ Economics & Innovation

25 Feb

 
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It’s easy to assume that simply giving people money makes them lazy, yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It’s time for a radical reform of the welfare state, argues Rutger Bregman

 

Northern Ireland and Chile to re-examine abortion laws

 

/ Wellbeing

24 Feb

 
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Abortion legislation in some parts of the world may be relaxed to provide women with more rights and better healthcare

 

Why so serious, science?

 

/ Culture

23 Feb

 
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Tom Lawson talks to Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4's award-winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, on how comedy is bringing science to a wider audience

 

UK still values Jewish communities, study shows

 

/ Positive Perspective

20 Feb

 
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The volatile situation in the Middle East is cause for concern, but widespread anti-Semitic scaremongering is not indicative of Britain’s real feelings towards the Jewish population, claims Thomas Scotto

 
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