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Why did Britain's most prominent psychologist deny his Jewish heritage?

Why did Britain's most prominent psychologist deny his Jewish heritage?

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:11 PM |

Professor Andrew Colman and Dr Caren Frosch from our Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour wrote about the prominent psychologist Hans Eysenck

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Five ways Donald Trump is rolling back the Obama years – or trying to

Five ways Donald Trump is rolling back the Obama years – or trying to

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:10 PM |

Dr Alex Waddan from our School of History, Politics and International Relations reflects upon how Donald Trump has been attempting to repeal or replace elements of Obama’s legacy

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How we found our lost Mars lander after a decade of searching – and what's next

How we found our lost Mars lander after a decade of searching – and what's next

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:05 PM |

To coincide with the publication of the evidence of the location of the Beagle 2 lander on Mars, Professor John Bridges from the Department of Physics and Astronomy explains how the discovery came about

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What's behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?

What's behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:01 PM |

The breast cancer rate is rising in China, and Dr Jin-Li Luo from our Department of Cancer Studies has discussed what may be behind this

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Why a no-deal Brexit doesn't even bear thinking about – let alone planning for

Why a no-deal Brexit doesn't even bear thinking about – let alone planning for

Posted by pt91 at Oct 12, 2017 01:40 PM |

Professor Panicos Demetriades from our School of Business discusses Theresa May's recent suggestion of a 'no-deal' Brexit

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Menopause is not a women’s issue, at work or anywhere else

Menopause is not a women’s issue, at work or anywhere else

Posted by ap507 at Sep 22, 2017 09:41 AM |

In an article for HRZone, Professor Jo Brewis, Dr Andrea Davies and Dr Jesse Matheson from the School of Business discuss the menopause transition on women’s economic participation

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Before you name your baby, consider this…

Before you name your baby, consider this…

Posted by ap507 at Sep 20, 2017 10:50 AM |

Dr Jane Pilcher from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology discusses the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on the latest trends in baby forenames

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World Alzheimer's Day: A personal testament

World Alzheimer's Day: A personal testament

Posted by ap507 at Sep 20, 2017 10:25 AM |

Our Professor of Old Age Psychiatry Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska describes impact of devastating disease

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The euro: helping to shape the future of Europe

The euro: helping to shape the future of Europe

Posted by ap507 at Sep 19, 2017 02:43 PM |

At his annual state of the European Union speech last week, Jean-Claude Juncker said all countries in the EU should adopt the euro. The currency should “unite rather than divide”, the European president said. In an article for Public Finance International, Panicos Demetriades, former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, discusses this

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When every vote counted: what minority government in the 1970s meant for MPs

When every vote counted: what minority government in the 1970s meant for MPs

Posted by ap507 at Sep 14, 2017 11:45 AM |

With Parliament back and Theresa May’s government trying to pass controversial legislation, Emmeline Ledgerwood, oral history project volunteer and PhD student at the British Library/University of Leicester, blogs on the periods of minority government during the 1970s

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Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment and people

Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment and people

Posted by ap507 at Sep 12, 2017 04:30 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Sean Avery from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment has discussed Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project

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The Business of Bikes, and Cycling for England

The Business of Bikes, and Cycling for England

Posted by ap507 at Sep 11, 2017 11:48 AM |

Dr Charlotte Smith from our School of Business discusses tensions between amateurism and commercialism

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Farewell to Cassini

Farewell to Cassini

Posted by ap507 at Sep 08, 2017 01:16 PM |

Dr Leigh Fletcher from our Department of Physics and Astronomy discusses how after almost twenty years in space, the Cassini spacecraft is now just seven days away from its final encounter with Saturn

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Are museums ‘safe spaces for debate’? Not always…

Are museums ‘safe spaces for debate’? Not always…

Posted by ap507 at Sep 07, 2017 02:33 PM |

Robin Clarke from our School of Museum Studies discusses how museums need to be critical and consider what the impact of discussions and debates might be on others

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Three reasons employers need to recognise the menopause at work

Three reasons employers need to recognise the menopause at work

Posted by ap507 at Sep 06, 2017 12:53 PM |

University of Leicester researchers discuss how important it is that the menopause is no longer ignored

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A tale of two referendums, but similar Remainers: 1975 and 2016

A tale of two referendums, but similar Remainers: 1975 and 2016

Posted by ap507 at Sep 05, 2017 03:40 PM |

In an article for Democratic Audit UK, Dr Ben Clements observes the political and ideological alignments underlying support for withdrawal were markedly different in 1975 and 2016

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What if Antarctica’s dormant, ice-covered volcanoes wake up?

What if Antarctica’s dormant, ice-covered volcanoes wake up?

Posted by ap507 at Sep 05, 2017 09:35 AM |

Professor John Smellie discusses how the eruption of volcanoes situated strategically close to any of Antarctica’s ice streams could cause significant amounts of ice to be swept into the sea

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Cloud Computing Education in the UK: Two Professors’ Perspectives

Cloud Computing Education in the UK: Two Professors’ Perspectives

Posted by ap507 at Aug 29, 2017 11:12 AM |

As part of Clutch’s ongoing research on cloud computing education at universities and colleges, Clutch interviewed two cloud computing experts who teach at universities in the UK - including Dr Thomas Erlebach from our Department of Informatics

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Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn’t be forgotten, or forgiven

Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn’t be forgotten, or forgiven

Posted by ap507 at Aug 25, 2017 09:21 AM |

Dr James Hamill discusses how the presidency of Jacob Zuma has been an unmitigated disaster for South Africa

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Why free university tuition doesn’t make economic sense

Why free university tuition doesn’t make economic sense

Posted by ap507 at Aug 22, 2017 01:08 PM |

The reality of free university tuition is that it remains a political policy in search of an economic justification, says Professor Clive Fraser in an article for The Conversation

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