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Yorkshire food manufacturing could be improved by harnessing waste products

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:40
Researchers have found that 300,000 tonnes of food manufacturing waste is discarded in Yorkshire and the Humber each year, much of which could be used to contribute to the sustainable manufacturing of a variety of products.
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Seduction: An industry selling men and women short

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:40
An industry training men in the art of seduction – estimated to be worth $100 million USD – encourages its clients to treat women and themselves as commodities in a sexual marketplace, a new study has found.
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NHS could save millions by scrapping prescription charges for people with long-term conditions

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:01
New research by York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) has found that scrapping prescription charges for people with two long-term conditions could save the NHS in England over £20 million per year.
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Welfare conditionality is ineffective, authors of major study say

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:01
Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective and in some cases pushes people into poverty and crime, a major study led by the University of York has found.
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Expert reaction: Xbox Adaptive Controller for disabled gamers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:56
Dr Christopher Power and Dr Paul Cairns from the University of York’s Department of Computer Science react to the news that Microsoft are releasing the first ever console controller designed and made specifically for disabled gamers:
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Expert Reaction: Yanny or Laurel?

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:19
The release of an audio file that went viral has divided the internet. What do you hear - Yanny or Laurel?
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Revealing the scientific secrets of Doctor Who

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:01
Authors of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who will talk to audiences at the York Festival of Ideas about the truth behind the fiction.
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Molecule that acts on human cells might provide hope for cold cure

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:07
Researchers have lab-tested a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells.
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Down to the last detail: How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 08:41
The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art, according to researchers at the University of York.
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Expert Reaction: Alcohol and tobacco report

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:33
Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human health around the world, a major report on addictive substances has found.
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Wingardium leviosa! A Harry Potter-inspired day at the University of York

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:01
Potions, Parseltongue, divination and mythical creatures; the University of York is to celebrate all things magical with a Harry Potter-inspired day as part of the York Festival of Ideas 2018.
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York academics in Dead Good Festival

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:09
University of York academics are taking part in a series of mostly-free talks, workshops, walks and performances exploring dying, death and bereavement.
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Imagining the Impossible: York Festival of Ideas 2018 launches biggest programme yet

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:33
The award-winning York Festival of Ideas returns from 5-17 June with a programme of over 200 mostly-free events on the theme of “Imagining the Impossible”.
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Revealing the remarkable nanostructure of human bone

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:50
Scientists have produced a 3D nanoscale reconstruction of the mineral structure of bone.
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Expert reaction: Breast cancer screening error

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:47
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt revealed in the commons yesterday that 450,000 women aged 68-71 failed to get invitations to breast cancer screening. Dr Karla Evans, from the Department of Psychology, gives her reaction to the news.
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Still a hit at 50: University radio celebrates half a century on the airwaves

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 08:58
Award-winning University Radio York (URY) is celebrating its 50th birthday. The station has been up and running since May 1968 and is believed to be one of the oldest student radio stations in the country.
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NHS struggles to improve productivity

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:02
The NHS will find it difficult to stay within budget due to a failure to meet productivity targets, new research from the University of York suggests.
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University to host Reith Lecture

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:31
Eminent historian Professor Margaret MacMillan is to deliver one of the BBC Reith Lectures at the University of York.
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Expert Reaction: Is there a cut-off age for learning a language?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:08
Researchers at the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that if you want to have native-like knowledge of English grammar you should ideally start before age 10.
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Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:33
Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.
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