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April 16, 2016
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New study to investigate impact of lobbying

Experts will investigate whether wealthy individuals and groups really do control political decisions as part of a new study. Academics at the University of Exeter will investigate how policy is influenced by lobbying in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands … Continue reading

November 26, 2014
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New research examines shellfish consumption

A pioneering Cornish research partnership is providing invaluable information to the UK’s shellfish industry by improving understanding of what seafood people choose to eat and why. University of Exeter Medical School PhD student, Nick Boase, is conducting surveys across the … Continue reading

September 20, 2014
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Neues aus der Materialphysik: Einzelne Siliziumatome in Graphen verschoben

Seit einigen Jahren ist es möglich, einzelne Atome mit Hilfe eines Elektronenmikroskops abzubilden. Besonders eindrucksvoll gelingt dies bei Graphen, einer nur ein Atom dicken Schicht aus Kohlenstoffatomen. Einer Gruppe rund um Toma Susi, Physiker an der Universität Wien, ist es … Continue reading

August 21, 2014
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Major turtle nesting beaches protected in one of the UK’s far flung overseas territories

Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance. Writing in … Continue reading

August 10, 2014
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Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles

Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers.  This decline matters because of the enormous benefits invertebrates … Continue reading

May 2, 2014
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Statistical analysis unveils the hidden patterns in Eurovision voting

Voting for the Eurovision Song Contest has been scrutinised by statistics experts at UCL and Imperial College London, who have found that musical talent is unlikely to be the only element that wins scores – but that the contest is … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
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Climate change won’t reduce winter deaths

Climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought. A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, debunks the widely held view that warmer winters will cut the number of deaths normally seen at … Continue reading