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Changing requirements of beauty

Changing requirements of beauty
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Call for papers for 2015 workshop.
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22/12/2014

Getting to hospital at a single stroke: Free stroke training for GP receptionists launched

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A new, free training initiative launches in the New Year to help GP receptionists recognise the symptoms of stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack).
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22/12/2014

New paper investigates scientific explanations for Near-Death Experiences

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School of psychology PhD student Hayley Dewe is a co-author on a new paper published as part of wider engagement and scientific outreach in The (UK) Skeptic magazine. Hayley's paper explores how the latest findings from brain science can help explain Near-Death Experiences (NDEs).
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22/12/2014

Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

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From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
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22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
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22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

Sex marks the spot – treasure trove of images reveal life in 1960s red light district

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Previously unseen images have laid bare the lives of sex workers in the city in a University of Birmingham research project. The study will continue investigations into a photographic archive thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date:
19/12/2014

Pett Level Beach and Pett village residents welcome home the Anne

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It was standing room only at the Pett Level Beach Club near Hastings on Friday 12 December when EESE's Human Interface Technologies Team's Director, Professor Bob Stone, and PhD students Chris Bibb and Vish Shingari, presented the results of their Virtual and Augmented Reality Anne heritage project to local residents, historians and visitors.
Date:
19/12/2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture
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On Wednesday 10 December Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivered the first EPS Christmas Lecture. In this lecture he selects some of his favourite scientific conundrums, from the Monty Hall problem to Olbers' paradox about why the sky gets dark at night and from Schrödinger's famous cat to those pesky demons of Maxwell and Laplace; prepared to be baffled.
Date:
19/12/2014

Strong performance by College in recent national research assessment

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The University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has collectively achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
Date:
19/12/2014
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