Why the mundane is magical, and how we can keep it that way

Governments like ambitious plans. They love to talk in terms of billions of pounds and ‘moonshot’ aspirations. The shiny and spectacular make better headlines than the everyday labour of caring for what we already have. But that everyday work of caring is foundational to our quality of life, as new research on urban green spaces underlines. The […]

Uncertainty? Let’s have more

Talking to a group of undergraduates about conducting a research project, I asked them where they went for trusted information. They dutifully gave the expected answer: go to the peer-reviewed academic journals. But what if you want to understand what’s going on now rather than however many years ago the peer-reviewed research was done? Social […]