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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
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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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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. Previously passionate debates over how segregated we are, they say, should now be a thing of the past.

Linguistics / Literature - 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. Researchers examined where men and women looked while viewing still images from films and pieces of art.

Linguistics / Literature - 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. Xiaohui Yuan, a lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies at The University of Nottingham, shared her views in the latest book Politeness and Audience Response in Chinese-English Subtitling on how the face negotiation is dealt with when subtitling between Chinese and English.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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.

Linguistics / Literature - 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. As future faculty and scholars, these students will advance the study of information work in the nation's information schools.

Mathematics - Linguistics / Literature - 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. Academics at the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory have developed an online tool, Election Watch, which analyses the content of news about the US election by the international media.

Linguistics / Literature - 30.03.2012
Kornhaber consults for TV show in the use of multiple intelligences
Kornhaber consults for TV show in the use of multiple intelligences
Mindy Kornhaber, associate professor of educational theory and policy at Penn State, recently had a unique opportunity in television. Kornhaber served as a consultant to "Canada's Smartest Person," a two-hour prime-time television show on the Canadian national network CBC. The show aired nationally in Canada on March 18.

Linguistics / Literature - 22.03.2012
Story behind amazing book discovery to be told at John Rylands
Story behind amazing book discovery to be told at John Rylands
The fascinating story behind a 1,200-year-old book unearthed by a mechanical digger operator six years ago in an Irish bog is to be told by the man who is supervising its conservation. John Gillis, a Senior Conservator of books and manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Ireland, will speak at The John Rylands Library on March 22 in an event jointly organised by the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies (MANCASS), based at The University of Manchester, and Manchester Medieval Society.

Linguistics / Literature - 29.02.2012
Listening to the past - new study into the changing accent of Glasgow
A research team, led by Jane Stuart-Smith of the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow has been awarded £235,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to study the evolution of speech in the city over the course of the past century. The project is now asking members of the public to come forward with their own examples of audio recordings, particularly from before 1980 and especially involving teenagers and women.

Linguistics / Literature - 20.01.2012
Voltaire's English alter-ego unmasked by new letters
Voltaire’s English alter-ego unmasked by new letters
14 newly-discovered letters by Francois Voltaire have allowed an Oxford University team to shed light on his brief but important time in England. Two of the new letters shed new light on the extent of the author's interactions with the English aristocracy and in one letter he even signs his name 'Francis Voltaire' - something he has never before been recorded as doing.