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What will a UK dinner plate look like in 2054?

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2024

Attitudes towards healthy diets could see insect proteins, including crickets, locusts, and grasshoppers becoming part of a more ‘flexitarian diet’ in 2054, say researchers.


Cost of diabetes to UK estimated at £14 billion, research shows

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2024

Diabetes cost the UK almost £14 billion in 2021/22, including more than £10 billion in direct costs to the NHS, according to the findings of a new study which looked at the direct and indirect costs of the disease.


Fertility control for feral pigeons? Wildlife academics gather in York to debate using contraception to manage animal numbers

Posted on Thursday 13 June 2024

Leading wildlife academics from around the world are set to gather in York for a major workshop exploring how contraception could be used as a humane alternative to controlling animals that have widespread ecological and economic impacts.


Report reveals barriers to providing nutritious food in early years childcare settings

Posted on Tuesday 4 June 2024

Some nurseries are struggling to source healthy local food due to lack of funding and a workforce crisis, with some resorting to going to the local corner shop to buy lunches for children, according to the authors of a new report.


Lost in lockdown: ˿Ƶ reveals feeling isolated from others can warp our perception of time

Posted on Tuesday 4 June 2024

Feelings of loneliness and social isolation during the pandemic left many people confused about the order of events and struggling to remember what day of the week it was, a new study reveals.


Director of Oscar-winning movie discusses film ‘magic’ at Festival of Ideas

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2024

Shekhar Kapur, Director of Oscar–winning movie, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and celebrated author Vikas Swarup, author of Q&A, adapted for film as Slumdog Millionaire, will join the York Festival of Ideas to talk about how movies and books can capture a global audience’s imagination.


Norse code: ˿Ƶ boosts sustainability by moving its “Viking” computer cluster to renewable data centre

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2024

The ˿Ƶ has located a new high performance computer facility dubbed “Viking 2” at a renewable data centre in Sweden.


Secrets of sargassum: Scientists advance knowledge of seaweed causing chaos in the Caribbean and West Africa

Posted on Monday 27 May 2024

Researchers have been working to track and study floating sargassum, a prolific seaweed swamping Caribbean and West African shorelines, and causing environmental and economic harm.


3D printing explores a ‘Wonder of Pollen’ in new partnership between the ˿Ƶ and RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2024

The world of pollen is being explored in a new way, using experimental 3D printing techniques in a pioneering partnership between the ˿Ƶ and RHS Garden Harlow Carr.


Scientists team up with York Hospital to study DNA mutations behind blood cancers

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2024

Scientists from the ˿Ƶ are working with doctors and patients at York Hospital to understand the DNA mutations linked to a group of chronic blood cancers, and investigate why, in some cases, they can suddenly become more aggressive.


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