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Food for thought: Global study shows environmentally-friendly farming can increase productivity

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:49
A major new study involving researchers from the University of York has measured a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that provide environmental improvements at the same time as increases in food production.
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Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:55
The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy have revealed.
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White Rose universities awarded funding to nurture next generation of skilled researchers

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:55
The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support 240 PhD students over five years.
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Expert reaction: The use of “spice”

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:42
An expert in mental health and substance abuse has appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about efforts to stem the use of the synthetic drug “spice”.
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UK nationals who study medicine abroad are more likely to perform poorly as doctors in training

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:53
A major new study suggests that UK nationals who obtain their medical degrees abroad are more likely to perform poorly during training when they return home to work in the NHS.
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Seeing the light: Scientists unlock seed germination process

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 00:01
Scientists have identified a key gene that helps seeds decide whether to germinate.
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Male birds sing less to females on antidepressants

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:24
During courtship male starlings sing less to females who have been fed dilute concentrations of antidepressants, according to a new study led by the University of York.
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Expert Reaction: New ONS data on drug deaths

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:54
Mental health lecturer Ian Hamilton comments on the latest figures revealing the number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales.
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Expert Reaction: Britons addicted to mobile phones

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:53
An expert in sleep patterns at the University of York’s Sleep Laboratory comments on the Ofcom report on the amount of time people in the UK spend on their mobile phones.
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Scientists discover why elusive aye-aye developed such unusual features

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 08:40
It is one of the most unusual primates on the planet – famed for its large eyes, big ears and thin, bony finger used for probing.
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Who killed Freddie Mills?

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:56
A University of York academic is one of the experts on a new BBC documentary about the mysterious death of celebrity boxer Freddie Mills.
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Expert Reaction: What to expect from a blood moon

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:38
Hosts of the of the astronomy podcast, Syzygy, comment on what to expect from a blood moon.
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“Lol”: Not just a laughing matter

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:17
A University of York undergraduate has shed new light on our evolving use of the “laughing out loud” acronym on social media.
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Redefining ‘small-scale’ fishing may help support English fisheries

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:48
Researchers at the University of York are calling for a re-evaluation of the definition of ‘small-scale’ fishing vessels, following a study that shows the impact of these vessels are underestimated.
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Microclimates may provide wildlife with respite from climate change

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:00
Sheltered pockets of cooler and more variable conditions in the British countryside may help native species of flora and fauna survive warming temperatures caused by climate change, researchers have found.
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Expert Reaction: Should we be worried about future of Netflix?

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:28
An expert at the University of York comments on headlines warning of a downturn in Netflix subscribers for the first time in its history.
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Expert Reaction: Should we worried about future of Netflix?

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:28
An expert at the University of York comments on headlines warning of a downturn in Netflix subscribers for the first time in its history.
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University to award 13 Honorary Degrees

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:01
Leading figures from the world of journalism, politics, science, literature and performing arts are to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this month.
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Secondhand smoke causing thousands of still births in developing countries

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:14
Exposure to secondhand smoke is causing thousands of still births in developing countries, according to new research carried out by the University of York.
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Expert reaction: Trump's double negative

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:22
An expert on the analysis of political speeches and interviews comments on Donald Trump's assertion that he intended to use a double negative at a press conference with Vladimir Putin.
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