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The dark night of the polls: How did the polls get the 2015 election so wrong?

Professor Charles Pattie and Dr Todd Hartman from the Sheffield Methods Institute at the University of Sheffield explore some explanations for what went wrong with the pre-election polls. 3,054 more words


Darling, can you light a candle? The reactor has gone into meltdown again!

It was announced this week that Japan is preparing to put one of its nuclear power plants back online. The two reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kyushu are the first in Japan to have passed the necessary safety checks that permit the owners of the site to restart electricity generation. 386 more words

Managing Human Environments

Some bins and a deadly drop...it must be Christmas!

They like to jump on bins. They run really fast. They do death-defying stunts. They’re called free runners. Free running or parkour as it’s also known, was developed in France and now exists all over the world. 381 more words

Human Geography

Sri Lankan Tea: a primary product?

Tea exports bring in around $2500 million annually to Sri Lanka and account for around 14% of exports by value. True, export earnings have fluctated but the overall direction of revenue is up. 832 more words

Case Study

The Afterlives of Asylums

By Chris Philo

Hot off the press is this new book which impinges directly on the interests of all ‘asylum spaces’ enthusiasts, also doubling as a vital contribution to questions about ‘post-asylum spaces': Graham Moon, Robin Kearns and Alun Joseph, 2015, The Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum: Recycling Concepts, Sites and Memories (Ashgate, Farnham, UK). 146 more words

Mental Health

Researching the Genealogy of the Therapeutic Community

By Sarah Phelan

Recently my PhD research into the twentieth century Scottish psychiatrist, Thomas Ferguson Rodger (1907-1978), has led me to explore the evolution of the therapeutic community model of psychiatric care. 1,246 more words

History Of Psychiatry

What needs to be done in the next 5 years...

The exit poll that the BBC announced at 10:00:01pm on Thursday started it. By midnight it wasn’t really sinking in. By 3am it was becoming increasingly apparent. 493 more words

Human Geography