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Health - Linguistics / Literature - 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. Their research, published in the Cochrane Library this week, has revealed that the best way to relieve the pain of a sting is not vinegar as commonly thought, but hot water immersion.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 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 - Linguistics / Literature - 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. Nearly all the research done so far, however, has focused on English users and content.

Astronomy / Space Science - Linguistics / Literature - 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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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. Professor Yaron Matras and Deepthi Gopal say England and Wales' ethnic minorities are now much more likely to know English well.

Linguistics / Literature - 03.10.2013
‘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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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 Tragedy’
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.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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. Dr Guyda Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Italian, identified the uncatalogued manuscript by Giovanni Boccaccio in the University's world famous John Rylands Library.

Linguistics / Literature - 01.07.2013
Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest places
Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest places
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. Research from Princeton University published in the journal Applied Geography suggests that people native to low-lying areas can be naturally barred from regions such as the Tibetan Plateau, the Andes or the Himalayas by altitude sickness, which is caused by low oxygen concentration in the air and can be life-threatening.

Linguistics / Literature - 28.06.2013
Asterix inspired by Scotland
The new author of the 'Asterix' comic book series will speak publicly for the first time about the forthcoming 'Asterix' adventure, 'Asterix chez les Pictes' ('Asterix and the Picts') at an event in Glasgow today (Friday 28 June).

Linguistics / Literature - 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 Find Out
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. The recording ends with Bell saying "in witness whereof, hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell." The project involved a collaboration between Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Library of Congress, and Berkeley Lab.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 25.04.2013
Letters of
Letters of “Hark the Herald” composer published
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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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 - Linguistics / Literature - 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.

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 04.03.2013
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.