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Playing football boosts girls' confidence, study finds

Playing football boosts girls' confidence, study finds
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A study by scientists from the University of Birmingham has found that teenage girls who play football have higher levels of self-confidence than those who play other sports.
Date:
19/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Right-or left-handedness affects sign language comprehension

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The speed at which sign language users understand what others are 'saying' to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found.
Date:
11/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

'Fingertip touch' clue to human ancestors exploiting treetop environments

'Fingertip touch' clue to human ancestors exploiting treetop environments
Description
Research by scientists at the University of Birmingham suggests that ancestral humans may have been more adept at negotiating unstable arboreal environment than previously thought.
Date:
10/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham's Professor Roy Harrison OBE elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

University of Birmingham's Professor Roy Harrison OBE elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
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University of Birmingham Professor Roy Harrison OBE has today been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science.
Date:
05/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

Lapworth Museum Of Geology Shortlisted For £100,000 Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017

Lapworth Museum Of Geology Shortlisted For £100,000  Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017
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Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology announced among the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world's largest and most prestigious prize for museums.
Date:
27/04/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
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