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The two news reports below will be moved on 20th November, 2017 to Iss. 4 of Science, People & Politics - in preparation.

5th October, 2017: British museum chair puts English higher education under the spotlight.

CROWN COURT: BRADFORD:
Compassionate sentences in indecent and sexual assault cases. 28.9.2017.


issue two, 2017
Science, People & Politics
Professor Jan Zalasiewicz
writes of transition from Holocene

Issue 3 delayed for business reasons.


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Zika, Forensics, Clinical Trials, Energy, Women, CRISPR-cas9


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The Anthropocene Debate,
By Fred Pearce.

SCIENCE, PEOPLE & POLITICS. Advisers are: Dr Ferdinando Patat of the European Southern Observatory, Professor Graham Dutfield, Martin Redfern and Fred Pearce FRSGS.


British Science Festival
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Free catch up with Thursday 10th September at British Science Association 2015.


Click to access and read for free selected notes and sources from "Something new Under the Sun: Satellites and the beginning of the Space Age". Library of Congress classification: astronautics, science, politics, history.


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Interviews with Noel Sharkey on lethal autonomous weapons &
Sir Alan Langlands then chair of the N8 partnership

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Art takes no prisoners. Review of a 2016 sculpture exhibition at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.

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Click to reach sales page for Something New Under the Sun, Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age, by Helen Gavaghan.

This is the American story of application Satellites. The Soviet Union had its own tale. Both were spurred by the IGY of 1957-1958.

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Image below right: Detection and monitoring of convective storms. Credit: Eumetsat and the Turkish State Meteorological Service. To read more, click here to reach Eumetsat.


History of EUMETSAT

In this history, freely accessible with EUMETSAT's consent by clicking here, I explore the emergence of the IGO from the European Space Agency, and EUMETSAT's adoption of climate monitoring from space within a rewritten international convention. Establishing facilities around Europe was critical to the political strength of the IGO, which has been responsible for Europe's weather satellites since 1986. This is an official history, and EUMETSAT listed those programmes it wished covered.

The work is based on primary written sources, mostly not then in the public domain, and on interviews with leaders in the field around Europe. My access to documents was unsupervised and under legal contract as history consultant and author, with degree plus competence in and understanding of science and technology in biology, physics, chemistry and math. The work was checked rigorously for accuracy of fact, analysis, understanding and historic context, and at the highest level internally and externally to EUMETSAT. The book was distributed immediately on publication by EUMETSAT to high-level decision makers around Europe and elsewhere. Published by EUMETSAT© 2001, Darmstadt. Being an IGO, EUMETSAT was not at the time legally obliged to submit the book for legal deposit. Helen Gavaghan.

Illustration by Helen Gavaghan of a radio telescope, inspired by Jodrell Bank

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Arctic Futures by Dr Alun Anderson

A fiord into the interior of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Photograph by Alun Anderson

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CLASSIFICATIONS IN BIOLOGY
Life, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

GEOLOGICAL AGES
bya means billion years ago. EONS: Hadean (4.6 to 4 bya), Archaen (4.0 to 2.5 bya), Proterozoic (2.5 to 0.542 bya).
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/discovering
Geologytime/timechart
Source: British Geological Survey.

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
The shortest wavelengths are gamma rays. The longest are radio waves, ranging from 100s to 10-thousand centimetres from peak to peak. The distance between peaks of gamma rays are billionths/millionths of centimetres. Between the two extremes lie X-rays, ultra violet, visible, infrared and microwaves.

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