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Royal “love letters” revealed as evidence of an unwelcome pursuit

York University RSS News Feed - Sun, 03/07/2021 - 23:46
A series of newly-transcribed letters between the future George IV and his family’s governess, Mary Hamilton, have shed new light on their relationship.
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Human instinct can be as useful as algorithms in detecting online ‘deception’

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 11:29
Travellers looking to book a hotel should trust their gut instinct when it comes to online reviews rather than relying on computer algorithms to weed out the fake ones, a new study suggests.
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Plants set a “bedtime” alarm to ensure their survival, new study shows.

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:00
Plants have a metabolic signal that adjusts their circadian clock in the evening to ensure they store enough energy to survive the night, a new study reveals.
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Award winning writer publishes first novel

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:08
University of York lecturer, Dr Juliana Mensah, has published her first novel, Castles from Cobwebs, the winning entry in the NorthBound Book Award 2019.
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Families have high awareness of healthy eating but low income means many struggle to access good food

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:14
Low-income families have a high awareness of healthy diets but can’t afford good quality and nutritious food, new research shows.
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Medieval containers hint at thriving wine trade in Islamic Sicily

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:10
Researchers at the University of York have found chemical residues of grapes in medieval containers indicating a prosperous wine trade in Islamic Sicily.
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University signs Good Business Charter

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 16:31
The University of York has signed the Good Business Charter (GBC) - the first university in the country to do so.
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Common weed killers favour antibiotic resistant bacteria, new study shows

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 21:00
The use of weed killers can increase the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in soil, a new study from the University of York shows.
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First videos to show the helix of ‘dancing DNA’ developed by scientists

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 09:50
Videos allowing us to see for the first time how small circles of DNA adopt dance-like movements inside a cell have been developed by researchers at universities in Yorkshire.
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Scholarships announced for disadvantaged Black British students

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 10:00
The University of York is collaborating with the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation, to provide scholarships for disadvantaged Black British students.
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Long-term environmental damage from transportation projects in Kenya, scientists warn

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 09:00
The construction of a major railway through Kenya will have long-term environmental impacts on the area, suggesting more work needs to be done to limit the damage on future infrastructure projects, a major study reveals.
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Activists have been silenced by governments during the pandemic, new report says

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 23:01
Human rights defenders continue to face arrest, experience attacks, threats and repression during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says.
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Study to investigate if early dose of antibiotics could save children with leukaemia

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:39
Children being treated for a form of leukaemia are to be given a daily dose of antibiotics as part of a six-year trial to see if it reduces severe infections.
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Challenges of animal ownership during the pandemic should be considered alongside the potential benefits, study shows

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:38
Animal owners frequently report concerns and worries relating to caring for their animal during the pandemic, new research suggests.
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First students of new online degrees graduate at the University of York

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:09
The first students to enrol on innovative online flexible degree programmes at the University of York are celebrating after graduating.
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£1.2M scholarship scheme to support students from sub-Saharan Africa

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 06:00
Students from sub-Saharan Africa, who have lost one or both of their parents, are set to benefit from a £1.2 million scholarship scheme as part of a partnership between the University of York, Kaplan International Pathways, and Ashinaga Association in the UK.
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University of York launches “bold” scheme to boost fair access and social mobility

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 23:53
The University of York has launched a pioneering scheme to welcome more applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education.
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Study suggests environmental factors played a key role in the evolution of human tolerance and friendliness

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:47
Environmental pressures may have led humans to become more tolerant and friendly towards each other as the need to share food and raw materials became mutually beneficial, a new study suggests.
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‘Levelling Up Goals’ launched for post-Covid recovery

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 01:00
The University of York is working with a former Cabinet minister to chart the UK’s progress towards improving people’s life chances and access to careers, as part of Britain’s recovery from Covid-19.
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Films shine a spotlight on discrimination in the screen industries

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:30
The University of York has collaborated with a Bafta-nominated TV company to produce a series of films highlighting discrimination within the screen industries.
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