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Expert comment: Facebook bans far right organisations and individuals

Facebook has introduced a ban for organisations and individuals associated with the far right on its platform, which is a step in the right direction according to Professor Mark Skilton from Warwick Business School. However, the challenge for Facebook doesn't end there.

Thu 18 April 2019, 15:12 | Tags: Social Media, Warwick Business School

'We are waking up to the urgency of the situation' - Professor David Mond comments on climate change protests

Protests in London to draw attention to the threat of climate change continue to cause disruption today, but are they having an impact on public opinion? Professor David Mond, from the Warwick Mathematics Institute and a researcher into environmental sustainability, argues that we are seeing a change in public perception.

Thu 18 April 2019, 13:08 | Tags: environment, Climate change, mathematics, maths

Expert comment: The fire at Notre-Dame, Paris

Dr Jennifer Alexander, from the Department of the History of Art at the University of Warwick comments on the fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

She says:

"French buildings are more vulnerable here than UK ones because they don't usually have a stone tower in the centre that would act as a fire-break, this is what saved York Minster in 1984 when the transept roof caught fire but the tower stopped it spreading further."

Tue 16 April 2019, 14:28 | Tags: Expert comment, Arts, History

New offence of 'upskirting' comes into force - expert comment

A new criminal offence of 'upskirting' comes into force today following a successful campaign by Gina Martin to change the law. Dr Laura Lammasniemi from Warwick Law School comments on the crime, and the wider problems of image and technology-based abuse.

The Berensheet spacecraft lands on the moon: expert comment from David Brown

The Berensheet spacecraft is due to land on the surface of the moon on 11 April. Dr David Brown from the Department of Physics discusses the importance of this mission, and what its success means for Israel and for privately-funded space efforts.

Thu 11 April 2019, 10:33 | Tags: Physics, astronomy, astrophysics

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