Ukraine invasion: Mathematicians are angry that Russia may still host a major conference

The International Congress of Mathematicians, held every four years, is a major event for the field, but mathematicians around the world are calling for it to be cancelled or postponed rather than going ahead in St Petersburg this July Physics 25 February 2022 By Alex Wilkins The Fields medal is the highest honour in mathematics … Read more

Are Our Diets Contributing to The Rise in Angry Rhetoric?

Emotional, non-rational, even explosive remarks in public discourse have escalated in recent years. Politicians endure insults during legislative discussions; scientists receive emails and tweets containing verbal abuse and threats.   What’s going on? This escalation in angry rhetoric is sometimes attributed to social media. But are there other influences altering communication styles? As researchers in … Read more