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Event - Literature/Linguistics - 23.03
Speaking a second language makes you see the world differently
Bilingual speakers have two minds in one body, new research has revealed. Speaking two languages literally changes the way we see the world, and bilingual speakers think differently to those who only use their native tongue.

Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics - 17.02
Communicating emotions
Mandarin-speaking Chinese more likely to read emotions in voices of others; - English-speaking North Americans rely more on facial expressions - Mandarin-speaking Chinese more likely to read emotions in voices of others; - English-speaking North Americans rely more on facial expressions - If you are a Mandarin-speaker from China and want to understand how someone else is feeling, you are likely to concentrate on their voice rather than on their face.

Business/Economics - Literature/Linguistics - 10.02
New book finds economic fears lead to political inaction
Why aren't people who care deeply about issues like job loss, health care costs and college debt politically active on these issues? Why aren't mobilization efforts more effective? - Cornell political scientist Adam Seth Levine lays out an answer to the puzzle in his new book, "American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction." He examines the foundations of political behavior and offers a new perspective on barriers to political involvement on economic insecurity concerns.

Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 8.10.2014
Political animosity exceeds racial hostility, new Stanford research shows
New Stanford research shows that Democrats and Republicans are increasingly polar opposites – their political biases spill over into their social lives. Along party lines and ideology, more than even race or religion, Americans are distrustful of those who are not politically similar.

Study of Religions - Literature/Linguistics - 3.09.2014
One of world’s earliest Christian charms found
03 Sep 2014 - A 1,500 year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world's earliest surviving Christian charms. The remarkable document uniquely contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and 'manna from heaven'.

Literature/Linguistics - 10.07.2014
New online tool to study the works of Charles Dickens
Academics from The University of Nottingham have designed a new online linguistics tool that will help researchers and students to study the language used in novels from the 19 th Century. Professor Michaela Mahlberg from the University's Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) is leading a project team to develop the CLiC online interface — this can be used to employ computer-assisted methods to study literary texts, which will in turn lead to new insights into how readers perceive fictional characters.

Physics/Materials Science - Literature/Linguistics - 29.05.2014
Scientists use 3D scans to uncover the truth about Richard III’s spinal condition
Research led by the University of Leicester, working with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University and University Hospitals of Leicester, has finally uncovered the truth about Richard III's spinal condition.

Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics - 13.12.2013
Taking the heat out of jellyfish stings
13 December 2013 - Everyone has their own theory about how to best relieve the pain of a jellyfish sting, however a team of University of Sydney researchers has examined a host of often-used methods to determine which is the most effective.

History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics - 29.11.2013
Archaeologists find more bodies at Durham University site
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. Archaeologists find more bodies at Durham University site - Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City's World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave.

Computer Science/Telecom - Literature/Linguistics - 27.11.2013
Detecting Twitter users’ gender, en français
Data miners have been hard at work trying to figure out the attributes of Twitter users - such as gender and age - that aren't explicitly revealed on Twitter feeds. That information could be hugely valuable to marketers, enabling them to target messages to their desired audience.

Astronomy - Literature/Linguistics - 30.10.2013
Universe’s violent youth seeded cosmos with iron
Universe's violent youth seeded cosmos with iron
By detecting an even distribution of iron throughout a massive galaxy cluster, astrophysicists can tell the 10-billion-year-old story of how exploding stars and black holes sowed the early cosmos with heavy elements - New evidence that iron is spread evenly between the galaxies in one of the largest galaxy clusters in the universe supports the theory that the universe underwent a turbulent and violent youth more than 10 billion years ago.

Literature/Linguistics - 22.10.2013
Diversity is good for your English
22 Oct 2013 - New research from experts at The University of Manchester has revealed that as the country's linguistic diversity increases, speakers of other languages are also becoming more proficient in English.

Literature/Linguistics - 3.10.2013
‘Housing crisis hits minorities hardest’
03 Oct 2013 - New research from University of Manchester sociologists has revealed a deep divide in who gets the best access to the most desirable housing in England and Wales. By analysing Census data from 1991 to 2011, Drs Nissa Finney and Bethan Harries say the nation's severe rise in insecure housing is hitting ethnic minority groups hardest.

Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology - 20.09.2013
Buried Roman theatre sets the stage for new understanding of ancient town
Architectural remains from a Roman theatre buried beneath the Italian countryside are providing new clues as to the importance of a town abandoned by civilisation 1,500 years ago.

Literature/Linguistics - 13.08.2013
The Shakespeare Code: English Professor Confirms the Bard’s Hand in ’The Spanish Tragedy’
The Shakespeare Code: English Professor Confirms the Bard's Hand in 'The Spanish
AUSTIN, Texas — For centuries, scholars have been searching for answers to a literary mystery: Who wrote the five additional passages in Thomas Kyd's "The Spanish Tragedy"? - Mounting arguments point to William Shakespeare, but English professor Douglas Bruster has recently found evidence confirming that the 325 additional lines are indeed the work of the Bard.

Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics - 17.07.2013
"Intelligent knife" tells surgeon if tissue is cancerous
Scientists have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly providing information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests.

Literature/Linguistics - 11.07.2013
Rare manuscript by Italian master found
Rare manuscript by Italian master found
11 Jul 2013 - A University of Manchester academic has discovered an important and previously unknown manuscript by one of the medieval period's greatest thinkers, who was born 700 years ago this year.

Literature/Linguistics - 1.07.2013
Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest places
Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest place
Ethnic segregation in nations straddling the world's steepest terrains may be reinforced by the biological tolerance different peoples have to altitude, according to one of the first studies to examine the effect of elevation on ethnic demographics.

Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology - 25.04.2013
What Did Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice Sound Like? Berkeley Lab Scientists Help Find Out
What Did Alexander Graham Bell's Voice Sound Like? Berkeley Lab Scientists Help
Berkeley Lab's sound-restoration experts have done it again. They've helped to digitally recover a 128-year-old recording of Alexander Graham Bell's voice, enabling people to hear the famed inventor speak for the first time.

Study of Religions - Literature/Linguistics - 25.04.2013
Letters of “Hark the Herald” composer published
Letters of
25 Apr 2013 - The private letters of the composer of some of the world's most popular hymns have been published, providing a rare glimpse into the birth of Methodism. The collection of Charles Wesley's letters are edited by Dr Gareth Lloyd of The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library and Professor Kenneth Newport of Liverpool Hope University.

Literature/Linguistics - 16.04.2013
Fun activities can improve language learning, Nottingham academics reveal
PA 114/13 - Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease, researchers from The University of Nottingham have shown. Their study, published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, revealed that using fun, informal ways of learning not only helped complete novices to acquire a new language but also made more traditional methods of language learning more effective.

Law/Forensics - Literature/Linguistics - 11.04.2013
Unpublished DH Lawrence manuscript discovered, revealing a blistering attack on 1920s misogyny
PA 111/13 - An unpublished manuscript by DH Lawrence attacking a particularly abhorrent form of 1920s sexism has been discovered in an archive in New Zealand. Dr Andrew Harrison, Lecturer in English Literature at The University of Nottingham, found the manuscript among the papers of John Middleton Murry, which were recently acquired by the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.

Literature/Linguistics - Life Sciences - 4.03.2013
Papers of Glasgow’s pioneers of genetics included in new Wellcome Library collection
The papers of the pioneers of modern genetics, including former Glasgow professors Guido Pontecorvo, Malcom Ferguson-Smith and James Harrison Renwick, have been collected together for the first time and made freely available in a £3.9million digitisation project by the Wellcome Library.

Literature/Linguistics - 18.12.2012
A bigger melting pot: what the census really tells us
18 Dec 2012 - The detailed analysis of the 2011 census data of England and Wales by the University's new research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) reveals the term 'ethnic minority' is fast becoming redundant.

Literature/Linguistics - 30.11.2012
Men and women explore the visual world differently
Men and women explore the visual world differently
Everyone knows that men and women tend to hold different views on certain things. However, new research by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in PLoS ONE indicates that this may literally be the case.

Literature/Linguistics - 17.10.2012
New book reveals audience responses to film subtitling
Do subtitles have an impact on how audiences understand the movie? A University of Nottingham academic published a book on viewers' interpretations of dynamic interactions represented in films via subtitling.

History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics - 21.08.2012
Gibbon’s ’earliest use of irony’ revealed by manuscript
Gibbon's 'earliest use of irony' revealed by manuscript
A newly-discovered manuscript may represent Edward Gibbon's earliest experiment in the irony for which he would become famous, an Oxford University English academic has found. Professor David Womersley of Oxford University's English Faculty discovered the manuscript written by the 19-year old Edward Gibbon, which had been left in the attic of a house in Lausanne for many years.

Literature/Linguistics - 27.07.2012
AI and the ancient game of Go give new insight into expertise
AI and the ancient game of Go give new insight into expertise
Using a traditional Chinese board game and artificial intelligence, researchers at the University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University have gained new insight into how expertise develops. The findings, published this month in Nature's scientific reports , will improve our understanding of how we think and help to develop more flexible artificial intelligences.

Literature/Linguistics - 25.07.2012
School of Information Receives Grant to Study the Evolution of Information Work
AUSTIN, Texas — The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin received a $500,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to educate doctoral graduate students about the evolving occupations of information professionals.

Mathematics - Literature/Linguistics - 23.04.2012
Online tool can detect patterns in US election news coverage
Online tool can detect patterns in US election news coverage
The US presidential election dominates the global media every four years, with news articles, which are carefully analysed by commentators and campaign strategists, playing a major role in shaping voter opinion.

Literature/Linguistics - 13.01.2012
I recognise you! But how did I do it?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics - 3.01.2012
Many NIH-funded clinical trials go unpublished over two years after completion
Literature/Linguistics - 23.11.2011
Computer spots micro clue to lies
Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics - 18.11.2011
Mining the language of science
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics - 3.10.2011
New Publication in Organization Science
Life Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 23.09.2011
Australische Ureinwohner waren die frühesten Auswanderer
Chemistry - Literature/Linguistics - 28.06.2011
Archaeological dig uncovers artefacts
Literature/Linguistics - Computer Science/Telecom - 22.06.2011
Database explains strange survival of irregular verbs
Physics/Materials Science - Literature/Linguistics - 18.05.2011
Experiments Settle Long-Standing Debate about Mysterious Array Formations in Nanofilms
Environmental Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 8.04.2011
New virtual reality research – and a new lab – at Stanford
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology - 17.02.2011
How the Cambridge Literary Review is taking on the establishment
Computer Science/Telecom - Literature/Linguistics - 10.02.2011
What determines the length of words?
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics - 6.01.2011
Forgotten chapter in Bible history
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics - 28.12.2010
Ancient Bible fragments reveal a forgotten history
Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics - 11.11.2010
Real cause of Brecht’s demise revealed
Literature/Linguistics - 4.11.2010
Fantastic art find is Chinese puzzle
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology - 23.10.2010
Austen's famous style may not be hers after all
Computer Science/Telecom - Literature/Linguistics - 20.10.2010
New search method tracks down influential ideas
Mathematics - Literature/Linguistics - 15.09.2010
Numbers, books & apps
Literature/Linguistics - 23.07.2010
University archive inspires Hollywood directors
Psychology - Literature/Linguistics - 21.07.2010
Professor-edited journal rated among tops in its field
Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics - 30.06.2010
More Than Two Billion People Worldwide Lack Access to Surgical Services
Earth Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 5.05.2010
Scientists celebrate 25th anniversary of ozone hole discovery
Business/Economics - Literature/Linguistics - 19.04.2010
African-American Babies and Boys Least Likely to Be Adopted, Study Shows
Life Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 22.02.2010
An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity
Earth Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 30.10.2009
New analyses of dinosaur growth may wipe out one-third of species
Physics/Materials Science - Literature/Linguistics - 26.10.2009
Neutron stars is focus of Los Alamos National Laboratory Frontiers in Science lectures
Literature/Linguistics - 8.10.2009
The letters of Robert Southey to go online
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics - 24.06.2009
Showcasing the secrets of Caistor Roman Town
Life Sciences - Literature/Linguistics - 8.05.2009
Extraordinary Perception Deficit Sheds Light on How We See

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Literature/Linguistics - 30.03
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Philosophy - Literature/Linguistics - 20.03
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Dramatic differences in poverty throughout U.S
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Short Words Predict Academic Success
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics - 17.12.2014
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered
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