Expert opinions cover The Meg, hothouse Earth, Space Force, Nairobi, AI doctors and sex work

The Conversation and Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues recently tackled by academics 11 - 31 August

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Tom Fletcher from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment has discussed how Megalodons are the latest Hollywood monster to leap out of the fossil record - and questions what else is lurking in prehistoric seas.

In an article for The Conversation, Professors Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and PhD researcher Thomas Hearing from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment have discussed what can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past.

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Bleddyn Bowen from our School of History, Politics and International Relations has discussed how a new name on a few military badges doesn't imply an escalating arms race.

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Sean Avery from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment has explored how riparian zones are meant to be a vital part of Nairobi's drainage system - but they've been built on.

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Leandro Minku (Informatics) and Professor Jeremy Levesley (Mathematics) have explored how Google DeepMind software can diagnose eye conditions as well as human doctors – and why the medical profession should welcome this.

Professor Teela Sanders from our Department of Criminology is involved in creating a skills programme for young women working in the sex industry.

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