Emotion words in English books reflect trends in history and culture
Trends in emotion words in 20th century books in American and British English have been identified in new research.
Fragile Futures - Call for Submissions
Tipping Points researcher Marc Botha is guest editor of a new special issue of The English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies on fragility.
(12 Mar 2013) » More about Fragile Futures - Call for Submissions
Changing language influences perception of climate science
Are words from climate science no longer as important in scientific, public and political forums as they once were? According to new research from Tipping Points, keywords from climate science are being used less overall and are currently on a downward trend.
Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12
The new annual report from the Tipping Points project is now available.
(15 Aug 2012) » More about Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12
Modelling Social Problems and Health Conference
Tipping Points will hold a conference on 13th-14th of September at Durham on modelling social problems and health issues in society.
(3 Aug 2012) » More about Modelling Social Problems and Health Conference
Tipping Points Annual Conference 2012
The annual Tipping Points conference begins 2 July bringing together tipping points researchers from around the world.
(29 Jun 2012) » More about Tipping Points Annual Conference 2012
Tipping Points featured in IHRR's new magazine
The Tipping Points project is the subject of one of the features in the new magazine of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience.
(8 Jun 2012) » More about Tipping Points featured in IHRR's new magazine
How inventiveness leads to an increase in cultural diversity
A recent study from Prof Alex Bentley and Dr Paul Ormerod looks at the inventiveness of baby names in the US that provides insight into how cultural diversity spreads over time.
Interactive Climate Science Experience at Durham University
The Tipping Points project was pleased to welcome St Anthony's Girls' School from Sunderland and All Saints VA Church of England School from Stockton for interactive lessons on the science of past climate change.
Restoring Trust in order to Increase Market Resilience after the Global Financial Crisis
A new report from the Tipping Points project on the role of trust in financial markets is now available.
Uncovering the Climate of the Past in Greenland
The first of a series of short videos on Tipping Points field research in Greenland on past climate change in the Arctic.
(15 Mar 2012) » More about Uncovering the Climate of the Past in Greenland
Tipping Points Annual Report Available
The 2010-2011 Tipping Points Annual Report is now available online. It provides an overview of what the project has accomplished thus far and its aims for the future.
(5 Aug 2011) » More about Tipping Points Annual Report Available
Rise of health scares has social basis
New study by researchers part of Tipping Points, Dr Alex Bentley and Dr Paul Ormerod, reveals how health scares spread through social means rather than through individuals feeling a genuine need to find out about the disease.
(15 Jul 2010) » More about Rise of health scares has social basis