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Mount Rushmore

Designated survivor: What happens if the President of the United States falls ill?

Dr Trevor McCrisken from the University of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies looks at what could happen.

Seeds and soil

The joy of seeds

Dr Charlotte Allender, from Warwick’s Crop Centre, explains the importance, diversity and quite incredible resilience of seeds.


The sticky situation regarding space debris

James Blake from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group explores the growing need to safeguard satellites against the hazards they face on a daily basis.


Why did one inaccurate woodcut image of a rhino become Europe's preferred impression of the exotic beast - for more than 300 years? Dr Alexander Lee from the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance explains in a piece for History Today.

Dürer’s rhino


Dr Michelle Miller from Warwick Medical School explains how the pandemic may have affected our sleep, and some simple steps to help ensure a more restful night.