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Smartphone app makes parents more attuned to their babies’ needs, research shows

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 18:00
University of York researchers have designed an app to help new parents become more ‘tuned in’ to what their babies are thinking and feeling.
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Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:36
Connected areas of high-quality forest running through oil palm plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.
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Study identifies possible genetic link between children’s language and mental health

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:01
A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health.
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Climate change ‘disrupts’ local plant diversity, study reveals

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 15:00
Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places, according to research from the University of York.
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Great York Walk to raise awareness of mental health

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:29
The University of York has launched the Great York Walk to support a charitable fund that will raise money to promote good mental health among members of the local community.
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Archaeology student finds exceptionally rare fragment from Roman bottle

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 16:23
A masters student at the University of York has found himself at the centre of an extraordinary archaeological discovery.
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York academic to sit on panel looking at Highly Protected Marine Areas

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:00
A University of York academic has been asked to sit on an advisory panel to evaluate if Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) could be introduced off England’s coast.
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Study finds children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 23:01
A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimisation.
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Academics elected Fellows of the British Academy

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 22:55
Two University of York academics have been elected Fellows of the British Academy.
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Researchers to tackle worsening North-South health divide

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:01
Researchers from the University of York have joined forces with other leading experts to tackle worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England.
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Ray Mears to open unique outdoor archaeology lab in York

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:37
Survival expert and TV presenter, Ray Mears, will officially open the University of York’s YEAR Centre – an outdoor laboratory designed to allow researchers and students to recreate techniques and cultural practices of the ancient past.
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Report calls for radical rethink on support given to released prisoners recovering from addiction

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:50
A major new report examining the help given to prisoners recovering from addiction has set out a series of “blueprints” which its authors say could “transform” the way prisoners are supported once they have served their sentence.
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York researchers develop blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:30
Researchers from the University of York and Hull York Medical School are at the centre of an international commission to improve the health of people who use mental health services.
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Expert Reaction: 50 years since moon landing

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:24
An astrophysicist and an archaeologist at the University of York comment on the impact of the first moon landing, as the world celebrates 50 years since the NASA space mission.
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New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:34
Researchers have discovered a new species of tree in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania.
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Honorary graduates for 2019 announced

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 23:01
The University of York has announced that 15 leading figures will receive honorary degrees this week during graduation ceremonies at Central Hall.
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Wildfires pose threat to important night-time pollinators

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 23:01
Researchers have shown how wildfires have a detrimental impact on moths and the plants they pollinate at night.
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Could studying human origins help teenagers understand their complex emotions?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 08:28
They were once considered our inferior, brutish relatives, but now researchers are using the story behind early humans to help teenagers understand their emotions.
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Climate change and deforestation push tropical species towards extinction

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:00
Only 38 per cent of tropical forest can protect wildlife from rising temperatures as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable species will go extinct, say scientists.
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Declining fire threatens Serengeti ecosystem

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 09:00
A study of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem involving researchers from the University of York has revealed that increasing livestock numbers are threatening the ecology of the area by reducing fires.
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