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COVID recovery choices shape future climate

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:00
A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming, according to a new study.
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Scientists discover secret behind Earth’s biodiversity hotspots

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:00
Researchers have discovered why the tropics and a handful of other areas across the globe have become the most biodiverse places on the planet.
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Poverty is the most significant obstacle to happiness and well-being for children in England, report finds

York University RSS News Feed - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 23:01
The majority of children in England are very happy with their lives, but a significant number are living in poverty and deeply unhappy, a major survey reveals
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Dramatic decline in reef sharks, new global study shows

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 21:50
Sharks are virtually absent from many of the world's coral reefs, according to a major new study involving the University of York.
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Life in the pits: scientists identify the key enzyme behind BO

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:00
Scientists have discovered a unique enzyme responsible for the pungent characteristic smell we call body odour or BO.
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Criminal landlords subject tenants to illegal eviction, violence and exploitation, new report says

York University RSS News Feed - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 08:50
Criminal landlords are subjecting tenants to financial exploitation, illegal eviction and violence, a major new report on the UK’s private rented sector reveals.
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Master’s degree loan scheme boosts inclusivity, study finds

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 08:50
A loan scheme has enabled more graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress onto studying for a masters, a major new study has found.
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York historians call for review of UK citizenship test

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:16
University of York historians join academics in calling for a review of “misleading and false” official handbook.
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Scientists discover how immune cells mobilise to fight infection

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 09:16
Scientists have shed light on how immune cells navigate to the lymph nodes, where they help to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses.
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York tops Russell Group for academic support for students

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 14:33
The University of York leads the way for academic support in the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, according to the latest National Student Survey.
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Mental health staff lack knowledge to meet the religious and cultural needs of BAME inpatients, study finds

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 13:55
Some hospital staff lack the knowledge to meet the religious and cultural needs of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) inpatients on mental health wards, a new study shows.
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Study suggests students from lower socio-economic backgrounds need higher A-level grades to attend top UK law schools

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:23
Students from lower socio-economic backgrounds are more likely than their peers to need higher predicted grades to secure a place at one of the UK’s top law schools, a study has revealed.
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Links between video games and gambling run deeper than previously thought, study reveals

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:49
A range of video game practices have potentially dangerous links to problem gambling, a study has revealed.
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New project to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low income families

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 23:00
A new national project examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low income families has been launched.
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Tackle climate change and reap economic benefits, new report says

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:00
UN climate targets outlined in the Paris Agreement to keep global heating below two degrees Celsius make economic sense, a new study reveals.
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Chemical offers new hope of finding treatments for neglected tropical diseases

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:00
Scientists say they are a step closer to developing a drug to kill the trypanosome parasite that causes human African trypanosomiasis, otherwise known as sleeping sickness, paving the way for a potential cure.
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Post lockdown traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner as congestion is down, new research suggests

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:09
Air pollution is lower than expected in some of the UK’s towns and cities, despite a return to almost normal traffic levels, new research shows.
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Student creates website to help travellers navigate Coronavirus restrictions worldwide

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:59
A University of York student has developed a website which gives travellers up to date global information on COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns.
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Researcher reconstructs skull of two million year-old giant dormouse

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 23:01
A PhD student has produced the first digital reconstruction of the skull of a gigantic dormouse, which roamed the island of Sicily around two million years ago.
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Researchers reconstruct medieval shrine of Saint Thomas Becket

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 23:01
Researchers have used new evidence to create a reconstruction of the medieval shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, which was destroyed during the reformation.
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