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Why now is the time to act on London’s air pollution problem

Lockdowns have cleared the skies, but the capital’s air remains dirty and damaging to our health. Nicola Slawson considers the lessons from a project launched last January to look for solutions

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Tackling the hidden dangers of pollution — inside your home

We often think of dirty air in terms of busy roads and exhaust fumes but some of the most immediate dangers are found within our four walls. Here Nicola Slawson explains how many of them are caused by cleaning products and sealed windows

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Lockdown exercise: why getting outside can boost your wellbeing

Don’t let air pollution stop you exercising outdoors in the city - choose parks or backstreets

The STEM Project
The STEM Project

Take the 6th STEM challenge: make a festive costume from recycling

The fashion industry needs to become more sustainable – here’s how scientists are tackling that problem

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STEM Challenge #5: Understand AI by playing noughts and crosses

Learn how to never lose at noughts and crosses – and how that helps you understand AI 

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STEM Challenge #4: Discover the eco-systems on your doorstep

We’re focusing on ecology and natural sciences as we discover the natural world around us

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This amazing card trick shows the magic of maths

What does Google have in common with a card trick? Lots more than you’d think

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Take a bonus STEM challenge: make a new outfit from an old one

We don’t need new stuff - we need to use what we have more creatively, says Fanfare founder Esther Knight

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Introducing Future London’s STEM Project

In this new series for young people, we explore how science, technology, engineering and maths impacts the world 

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STEM challenge #1: Make a paper plane

You should test your plane and modify it to improve its performance. How far will it fly?

The Future of Work
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Secrets of a Squiggly Career: how to get more job fulfilment

Making small changes to your existing job can have a big impact on how happy you are, as Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis explain

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Can office teams thrive together, apart?

Dispersed teams allow for flexibility, but managing relationships and projects can sometimes be tricky – here's how to make it work long term

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This is the future of the office

Workplace design used to be all about desk space. But new working patterns mean organisations will need flexible spaces focused on collaboration and team-building

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Is WFH good for our health and wellbeing?

There’s more time for exercise — but less for interaction. What do new ways of working mean for our health?

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What will public transport look like in 2030?

The coronavirus pandemic has focused minds on the environment, travel and our lifestyles. These are the apps, vehicles and working patterns that look set to shape the future

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Are self-driving trucks and drones the future of home deliveries?

Freight transportation is a big polluter – here's how it might change by 2030

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What the UK can learn from Norway's take-up of electric vehicles

Countries in the EV fast lane show Britain the way forward

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Do you need to buy an electric car or could you share an EV?

Sales of electric vehicles are growing – but do you need your own?

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Are eBikes the future of London commuting after lockdown?

The number of eBikes sold in the UK is rising – but is everyone onboard?

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We put the new Nissan Leaf e+ to the test - is it family friendly?

Could your next car be electric? Last month, we challenged Lucy Tobin to swap her usual car for the new Nissan Leaf e+

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London charging points for electric cars: Where to plug in your EV

More drivers have been switching to electric. Here’s how the capital’s charging network has expanded

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Planning to switch to an electric car? This is what you need to know

As more electric models become available, there are fewer reasons to hold back on switching to a more environmentally friendly mode of transport

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The STEM Project

STEM careers: What does a chemical engineer do?

We hear from Aida Rafat who has launched her own sustainable business as a chemical engineer

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STEM careers: What is it like to study AI and can I use it at work?

Meet Lucrezia Del Zompo, who is studying AI at Queen Mary University of London as part of an apprenticeship

The STEM Project

STEM careers: What does a conservation biologist do?

Nick Dunn tells us about his work tracking sharks and rays using environmental DNA

The STEM Project

STEM careers: How do you work at a conservation charity?

Mollie Gupta, an ecologist with WWF, tells us about her job and her choices at school and university

The Air We Breathe

Ulez extension 2021: What will it mean for London's air pollution?

The new extended ultra low emissions zone comes in next year. Nicola Slawson hears from people who will be affected

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London pollution adds to risks for pregnant women

Mothers, doctors and campaigners are calling for more action on London’s dirty air. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the capital, they explained the dangers of air pollution

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Explainer: the danger of tiny particles

Beware: air pollution could harm your baby even before it is born, experts say

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Loved lockdown cycling? Here’s how we can stay on our bikes

More of us are cycling around the city — but will that continue as we return to the office?

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The schools beating dirty air by making streets traffic-free

Schools are trying to reduce the impact of dirty air on children’s health by temporarily closing streets to cars

Future Theatre Fund

Why we set up the Future Theatre Fund with TikTok

Those trying to enter the theatre industry this year face an uncertain path – but it needs new talent in order to thrive

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Evening Standard and TikTok team up for £120k fund for theatre talents

Theatrical heavyweights Helen McCrory, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kwame Kwei-Armah are among the panellists for the Future Theatre Fund

The STEM Project

Learn more about eco-systems with a game that also helps scientists

Eco-systems are essential for a healthy world. Can you help protect them?

The STEM Project

Computer science is magic: what card tricks and Google have in common

A self-working card trick is based on the same principles as a computer algorithm. We explain why

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Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer: What is the 2022 mission searching for?

The Juice mission may help us get a better understanding of whether life might be able to form on Ganymede, Callisto or Europa

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Meet the London scientist preparing for a mission to Jupiter

Michele Dougherty, principal investigator for the European Space Agency’s 'Juice' mission, explains what her team is looking for

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How British pilot Sheila Scott flew into the world records

As part of our The STEM Project, we are learning about role models, past and present. Here, we find out about a very talented pilot

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How to start a new job while WFH

What to do if you join a new company but find yourself working out of the office

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How London's air pollution is impacting people with asthma

Pollution can be particularly dangerous for people with breathing problems. That’s why charities are campaigning to change the law

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How does air pollution affect our lungs – and bodies?

A recent report found dirty air can impact every human cell

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How to reduce the environmental impact of home deliveries

Home deliveries by van can mean increased emissions – might pedal power offer an answer?