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Thursday 2nd January 2014

Dawn of the dinosaurs: understanding the Triassic world

Dawn of the dinosaurs: understanding the Triassic world
Description
In 1853, the renowned sculptor Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins celebrated New Year's Eve in an utterly unique way: he held a lavish dinner party for twenty of the Victorian great and good inside a model of a dinosaur created for the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Date:
Thursday 2nd January 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Wednesday 18th December 2013

Are we still in the dark about artificial lighting?

Are we still in the dark about artificial lighting?
Description
Increasing light emissions from the planet's surface is one of the signatures of the twentieth and twenty first centuries as urban areas spread and densify. 99% of Europeans live under light polluted skies, and over half are unable to even see the Milky Way.
Date:
Wednesday 18th December 2013
Thursday 12th December 2013

Why doesn't work pay?

Why doesn't work pay?
Description
The labour market has shown some signs of recovery in the last year with a fall in unemployment, but getting a job is no guarantee of avoiding poverty and for many people with jobs, work no longer seems to pay.
Date:
Thursday 12th December 2013
Wednesday 4th December 2013

Ukraine and Europe: challenges ahead

Ukraine and Europe: challenges ahead
Description
Following the failure of the Ukrainian government to sign an Association Agreement (AA), a pillar of the European Union's much-vaunted Eastern Partnership with Ukraine at its heart, protestors spilled onto the streets of Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities to demand the rescinding of this decision.
Date:
Wednesday 4th December 2013
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