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Mexican poverty crisis: we must not suppress the voice of the people

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Every year, the Mexican government ploughs more money into fighting poverty. Yet every year, poverty in Mexico increases.
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03/09/2015

Mexican poverty crisis: we must not suppress the voice of the people

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Every year, the Mexican government ploughs more money into fighting poverty. Yet every year, poverty in Mexico increases.
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03/09/2015

Research Administrator vacancy to support AHRC project 'Translation and translanguaging'

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There is currently a Research Administrator vacancy for the AHRC grant 'Translation and translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four UK cities'.
Date:
03/09/2015

Detecting gravitational waves in space: LISA Pathfinder test mission launch imminent

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LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch.
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03/09/2015

The Energy Dice – exploring efficient transformation, transport, storage and application of thermal energy

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The world faces a 'global energy trilemma' – affordability, low carbon and security – and the race is on to find innovative solutions to radically transform how energy is supplied and used, and to make future systems more efficient and reliable. In fact, the best single solution to all these problems may already have been invented – by Professor Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham's founding Chamberlain Chair of Energy Storage, and one of the world's most influential researchers.
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01/09/2015

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth'

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth'
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The idea of a deep-frozen world, "snowball Earth", has captured the imagination since first proposed in the 1990s. On several occasions in history, long before animals evolved, apparently synchronous ice sheets existed on all the continents. However, much like falling into a crevasse on a glacier, it's easy enough to enter such an ice age, but very difficult to escape.
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26/08/2015

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO
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The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) has today announced the appointment of Gordon Waddington as its Chief Executive Officer. The appointment follows the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of an initial £60 million funding for the Midlands based energy research and development hub, as a founding project of the Midlands Engine for Growth Programme.
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26/08/2015

Shalom, the Spirit and Pentecostal Conversion

Shalom, the Spirit and Pentecostal Conversion
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New book by Dr Grace Milton.
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26/08/2015

A bottle of water before each meal could help in weight reduction, researchers say

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.
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26/08/2015

The secret language of fat

The secret language of fat
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Dr Vikki Burns, a Reader in Science Education in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, took part in FameLab 2014 with her 3-minute video about fat
Date:
25/08/2015
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