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  • 17th May 2019

We’re only human. No one means to get defrauded.

Today, technology has given fraudsters new toys which they can use to play the same old tricks. Fake cryptocurrencies with big returns advertised on Facebook might seem new but, really, they’re not much different to the notorious Charles Ponzi who, almost a century ago, promised to double investors’ money in…

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  • 16th May 2019

How can more people live good, long lives?

Two new launches aim to tackle inequality and low life-expectancy in the UK

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  • 13th May 2019

Can BI help tackle one of the world's top killers?

The Republic of Moldova, which has the highest incidence of TB in Europe, follows a treatment strategy called Directly-observed therapy (DOT). Under DOT TB patients are required by law to come to a clinic daily to take their medication under the supervision of a TB nurse. The strategy was based…

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  • 9th May 2019

Can we be more ambitious on sustainable diets?

Last week, a few doors down from where the Extinction Rebellion protests took place in Parliament Square, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released its report on how the UK should transition to ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The key recommendation of the report is to up the…

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  • 29th Apr 2019

How behavioural insights and education technology could transform schools

The Department for Education’s new strategy on education technology, announced earlier this month, aims to build the evidence base for education technology (EdTech) and help schools take advantage of the best products and services.

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  • 18th Apr 2019

We’re all social butterflies now

New book explores how to reclaim positive power of social network

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  • 15th Apr 2019

Tackling online harms and manipulations: download our new paper

Most of us will spend at least half of our free time over the next year looking at screens

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  • 10th Apr 2019

Reducing dropout at Sixth Form Colleges

Moving from one place to another is always stressful - whether that’s a new house, a new town, a new job, or a new educational institution. When we arrive in a new environment, especially one where we don’t know anyone, we cast around looking for clues about how to behave…

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  • 8th Apr 2019

How behavioural insights can help us regulate tech companies and keep people safe online

New White Paper from the UK government aims to tackle online harms

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  • 3rd Apr 2019

Nudge 2.0

‘Nudge’, the landmark book by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, turned ten this year. Shortly after its publication, public sector experiments started to prove the concept at scale: adding social norms to tax letters and using defaults to get more people saving for retirement, for example. These first generation nudges…