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November 6, 2013
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Unpublished WW1 novel shares secrets of the past with a new generation

A heroic World War One soldier’s previously unknown semi-autobiographical novel has come to light following the completion of a project to archive and make public the manuscripts, poems and correspondence of Frederick William Harvey. F W Harvey’s papers are now … Continue reading

March 19, 2013
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Exile or Immigrant?

Chinese-American author speaks as part of visiting writers series Acclaimed Chinese-American author Ha Jin came to the United States almost 30 years ago as neither immigrant nor exile, but he experienced elements of both as he struggled to establish a … Continue reading

November 4, 2012
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Terracotta Army Craftsmen Pioneered Toyota-style Industry

The most comprehensive analysis of the Terracotta Army’s weapons has revealed that the craftsmen responsible for arming the 7000 warriors, chariots and horses followed a sophisticated labour model now associated with Toyota, the world’s biggest car maker. Toyota is widely … Continue reading

September 8, 2012
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That Giant Tarantula Is Terrifying, But I’ll Touch It

Expressing your emotions can reduce fear, UCLA psychologists report “Give sorrow words.” —Malcolm in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Can simply describing your feelings at stressful times make you less afraid and less anxious? A new UCLA psychology study suggests that labeling your … Continue reading

September 2, 2012
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Smartphone App Can Track Objects On the Battlefield as Well as On the Sports Field, Says MU Researcher

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri researchers have developed new software using smartphones’ GPS and imaging abilities that determine the exact location of distant objects as well as monitor the speed and direction of moving objects. The software could eventually … Continue reading

February 2, 2011
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Killing Kings

A new study by a Cambridge University criminologist reveals just how dangerous it was to be a monarch in Europe before the modern era. On 30 January 1649 Charles I was executed on a balcony overlooking Whitehall in central London. … Continue reading