We welcome blogs on issues across Science, Technology, Research and Innovation, and on the activities of the Foundation. To publish a blog on this site, please email Gavin Costigan (gavin.costigan@foundation.org.uk).

Listen to the Canaries

What are the warning signs of a future crisis? Tom Burke discusses the importance of stopping and listening to the canaries in order to reduce the impact of climate change, before it is too late.

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Nature shows her true colours thanks to COVID-19

What action does the environment sector need to take to maintain the lowered carbon emissions witnessed during the Covid-19 lockdown? Max Wade writes about the action that must be taken now, to reduce the harmful effects of climate change.

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COP26, climate change and the lesson from COVID-19

What is the lesson to be learnt from COVID-19 to take forward to help tackle climate change? Martin Siegert and Joeri Rogelj discuss the required UK strategy for COP26 in order to limit the damage climate change has already caused.

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Communicating climate change during the coronavirus crisis – what the evidence says

How should we communicate the climate change crisis during the time of another crisis? Robin Webster discusses the importance of speaking to people's values and tailoring communications to different audiences in climate engagement.

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Finding my Feet on the Foundation’s Future Leaders Programme

What does it mean to be a Foundation Future Leader? Sarah Dalmedo reflects and writes about her experience as a FFL and delves into what they have been up to over the past year since the programme first began.

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Science Policy and the long-term future of High Energy Physics

How do we define success in science policy, by the short term outcomes or what we can see 40 years down the line? Conor Fitzpatrick discusses the nuanced relationship in policy between long term investment and short-term outcomes in the High Energy Physics world.

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Science Policy at the Francis Crick Institute

Science Policy bridges the gap between the research laboratory and the government. Helena Brown writes about the vital role of science policy, and how scientists are encouraged to engage at the Francis Crick Institute.

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The double face of research in low and middle-income countries – facing the pandemic

In the amidst of a pandemic, we must not forget the other health challenges that continue to face the world. Kirsty Le Doare writes about maternal and newborn infectious disease in low and middle- income countries in light of Covid-19.

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X marks the Pandemic

Disease X was prophesied by the World Health Organisation, and now it is here in the form of Covid-19. Alana Cullen discusses why pandemics are set to increase, and the story of Coronavirus.

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To glove or not to glove: a timely history of hand hygiene

Gloves- a barrier to disease, or an emotional comfort when faced with disease? Dr Fay Bound Alberti discusses the history of hand washing and the role of gloves in medical history.

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