Preview: Times Literary Supplement – August 6

Literature: The London Review Of Books – Aug 12

Front Cover Views: New Scientist Magazine – Aug 7

EDITOR’S PICK

Samir Shaheen-Hussain interview: Doctors left children to suffer

Samir Shaheen-Hussain interview: Doctors left children to suffer

Discoveries of mass graves of Indigenous children in Canada have prompted new scrutiny of the residential school system – including the role physicians played in unethical experiments, says paediatrician Samir Shaheen-Hussain

How the fossil fuel era ends – and four possibilities for what follows

How the fossil fuel era ends – and four possibilities for what follows

Killing fossil fuels to halt global warming is the greatest challenge we face. We now have a masterplan of what we must do when – and there’s no time to delay

Fatih Birol interview: Using energy isn’t evil – creating emissions is

Fatih Birol interview: Using energy isn’t evil – creating emissions is

People think using more energy is a bad thing, says International Energy Agency chief Fatih Birol – but as long as we can make it cleanly, it needn’t be

How we can transform our energy system to achieve net-zero emissions

How we can transform our energy system to achieve net-zero emissions

Killing fossil fuels to halt global warming is the greatest challenge we face. We now have a masterplan of what we must do when – and there’s no time to delay

Medicine: Transcatheter Treatments For Valvular Heart Disease (JAMA Video)

Transcatheter valvular repair and implantation has become increasingly common for treating patients diagnosed with valvular heart diseases.

0:00 This video summarizes the three transcatheter valvular therapies currently in use in the United States: transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures, and transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair.

0:47 Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) for patients with severe aortic stenosis regardless of surgical risk 2:47 Transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures for patients with bioprosthetic valve failure

3:35 Transcatheter mitral valve repair for high surgical risk degenerative mitral regurgitation and for severe functional mitral regurgitation regardless of surgical risk.

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Trains & Travel: Scottish Highlands & Isles Via The Caledonian Sleeper (4K)

The Scottish Highlands has been on our bucket list for years! Now finally we get to take you on a 10-day tour over several episodes through the Scottish Highlands, including places like Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Glen Coe, Fort William, Plockton and the Isle of Skye. During our trip, we’ll visit famous Castles like Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness or the Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye.

Video timeline: 0:00 Scottish Highlands Preview 1:07 Caledonian Sleeper 3:10 Arriving in the Highlands 4:46 Next Episode

We board the famous steam train from Fort William to Mallaig over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. We’ll drive and hike some of the most scenic, breathtaking parts of the Scottish Highlands giving you ideas and practical advice on how to plan and enjoy your trip to Scotland. Did we forget to mention the food? Scotland has a wonderful seafood larder on its shores so expect lots of the best salmon and langoustine we could find! We hope you enjoy tuning in each week as we bring you the best of Scotland.

Front Covers: Country Life Magazine – August 4

Here’s a small selection of what you’ll find inside.

FLYING VISIT: Charles Harris takes glorious flight over the Lake District

ROCKPOOLS: Life in the rockpool can be cut-throat, says Adam Nicolson

INSECT APOCALYPSE: Dave Goulson on averting the impending insect apocalypse

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: Sally Clarke, restauranteur, chooses a simple, restful study by Dürer

ELGAR: Jack Watkins examines Elgar’s ‘best of me’ oratorio

TURVEY HOUSE: Jeremy Musson details the refurbishment of neo-Classical Turvey House in Bedfordshire, by the seventh generation of the family that built it

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Science: Flood Risks In High Population Areas, Selfishness, Democracy

Satellite imaging has shown population increases are 10x higher in flood prone areas than previously thought, and a new way to introduce fairness into a democratic process.

In this episode:

00:47 Calculating how many people are at risk of floods.

Researchers have used satellite imagery to estimate the number of people living in flood-prone regions. They suggest that the percentage of people exposed to floods has increased 10 times more than previously thought, and with climate change that number is only set to climb.

Research Article: Tellman et al.

News and Views: The fraction of the global population at risk of floods is growing

09:41 Research Highlights

People are happy to be selfish towards a crowd, but generous to an individual; and how wildfire smoke affects clouds’ brightness.

Research Highlight: ‘Robber’ experiment tests generosity — with sobering results

Research Highlight: Wildfire smoke creates brighter clouds — and weather changes

12:01 Making democracy fairer

Citizens’ assemblies are small groups of people invited to come together to help inform and affect policy decisions. But deciding who is in these groups is a mathematical challenge — the process needs to be random, but still reflect social demographics. This week, researchers describe a new algorithm that could offer a solution.

Research article: Flanigan et al.

News and Views: A bridge across the democracy–expertise divide

20:04 Briefing Chat

We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, how ships could spread a deadly coral disease, and research shows that female scientists are less likely to be cited in elite medical journals.

The Guardian: Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to water from ships

Nature News: Fewer citations for female authors of medical research

8K Views: Colors Of The World’s Rainforests

In this video you can see rainforest butterflies, lizards, blue jeans poison dart frog, treefrogs, glass frogs, squirrel monkey, capuchin monkey, red colobus monkey, silvery gibbon, peccary, lemur, chameleon, jaguar, three toed sloth and beautiful colored birds as jacobin, toucan, maccaw, parrot, hummingbirds, tanager, motmot, quetzal, from different rainforest areas as Caribbean, Costa Rica, Brazil, Madagagascar.