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Should we all escape to the country during a heatwave?

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A new way of mapping temperatures in a city will allow local authorities to consider areas with the most vulnerable people in future heatwave plans.
Date:
02/07/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

Minding the gap… city bats won't fly through bright spaces

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered that bats living in a city are less likely to move from tree to tree in brightly lit areas, according to research published online today (5th June 2015) in the journal Global Change Biology.
Date:
05/06/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

BIS appoints Chief Scientific Adviser from Birmingham

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Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
27/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The dark side of the 'love hormone'; research points to striking similarities with the effects of alcohol

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Perspective-taking difficulties are diminished when both autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness are balanced, say Birmingham researchers

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults.
Date:
14/05/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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