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He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes
Description
Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. The apparent disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin between March 5 and 16 provoked a festival of Kremlinological speculation on a scale not seen since the temporary ousting of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the abortive coup of 1991.
Date:
19/03/2015

Five PhD studentships within multidisciplinary theme of Exercise as Medicine

Five PhD studentships within multidisciplinary theme of Exercise as Medicine
Description
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is expanding its research in the area of 'Exercise as Medicine' within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in conjunction with collaborators from a range of disciplines in and beyond the University.
Date:
18/03/2015

Team records audio diary during research trip

Description
During a recent research trip to Bangladesh, Greg Sambrook Smith kept an audio diary as he and his team explored the effects of river bank erosion on the local people living alongside the Brahmaputra River.
Date:
17/03/2015

Research in 60 seconds: Professor David Hannah

Research in 60 seconds: Professor David Hannah
Description
Professor of Hydrology, David Hannah, describes his research into understanding events such as floods and droughts in their climatic context, in 60 seconds.
Date:
17/03/2015

Water Sciences group members author two special issue papers

Description
Professor David Hannah and Grace Garner are authors on two papers in a special, open access issue of Progress in Physical Geography published this month.
Date:
17/03/2015

Water Sciences member receives Editor's Choice accolade for joint paper on water scarcity and drought

Water Sciences member receives Editor's Choice accolade for joint paper on water scarcity and drought
Description
Anne Van Loon and Henny Van Lanen have received a prestigious Editor's Choice Award from international scientific journal Water Resources.
Date:
17/03/2015

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

Description
A new study from the University of Birmingham and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.
Date:
16/03/2015

TEDx University of Birmingham - The Road Less Travelled

Description
TEDx University of Birmingham returns for the second year running to celebrate research successes and ideas worth spreading.
Date:
16/03/2015

Watching the brain forget

Watching the brain forget
Description
Researchers from the School of Psychology, together with the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, have been able to track how individual memories are forgotten in the human brain.
Date:
16/03/2015

Listen to the stars at the Arts & Science Showcase

Description
Have you ever seen animal-shaped clouds in the sky? Or faces in nature? Ever wondered if you can listen to music created by the stars? The University of Birmingham's Arts and Science Festival returns for the third year with the theme 'Sight & Sound'; how what you see and hear affects the way your mind works and how we perceive the world around us.
Date:
12/03/2015
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