Olivia Johnson

Science

Flight of the Bumblebee

The Earth is currently undergoing the sixth mass extinction event – the most widespread and rapid global biodiversity crisis since the extinction of the dinosaurs. A massive decline in bumblebees is now underway resulting from pesticides, parasites, disease, poor weather due to climate change, and other human involvement. A new study has revealed that the…

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The impact of homelessness on health

There is no confirmed number for how many people are classed as homeless across the UK. One reason for this is that homelessness is recorded differently across the country and also many homeless people do not show up in official statistics at all. Government street counts give a snapshot of the situation but not an…

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Brexit and medication supply

Three quarters of all medicines enter the UK by way of the English Channel, using the main crossing between the UK and France. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, delays along the shipping routes in the English Channel are expected to last up to six months.  Some medications can be stockpiled to avoid shortages,…

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