Society & Culture

Mandy to I Blame Society: the seven best films to watch on TV this week

Pick of the weekMandy Nicolas Cage in Mandy. Photograph: XYZ Films/Allstar This bizarre 2018 film is another staging post in the cult renaissance of Nicolas Cage – one that will probably reach its apogee this Friday with the release of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a comedy in which …

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XR scientists glue hands to business department in London climate protest

Twenty-five scientists have pasted pages of scientific papers to the windows of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and glued their hands to the glass to highlight the climate science they said the government was ignoring. The scientists, affiliated with Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, arrived at the …

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Why science ‘needs to listen to African voices’

Why science ‘needs to listen to African voices’

The research agenda in Africa should emerge from the grassroots, says educational measurement specialist and former engineer Connie Nshemereirwe. An alumna of the international young scientists’ society the Global Young Academy, where she was a co-chair and executive committee member between 2016 and 2021, Nshemereirwe facilitates connections between science and policy as a …

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OFFSHORE EXPLORATION: Civil society braces for battle after another seismic blasting survey authorised off West Coast

OFFSHORE EXPLORATION: Civil society braces for battle after another seismic blasting survey authorised off West Coast

The Green Connection has lodged an appeal against the authorisation granted to Tosaco Energy by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to proceed with seismic blasting in Block 1, from Alexander Bay to Hondeklip Bay off the West Coast. This comes just months after environmental groups and communities …

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