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Ancient cave art paints a picture of human empathy

Prehistoric life wasn’t all hunting, killing and eating. Ancient cave art suggests our ancestors had a softer, more empathic side.

Photo credit: ESO

Researchers tune in to the sound of the stars

Our stars might be singing - we just can't hear them.

Smartphone face recognition improved by copying the brain

Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an ‘average’ photo of themselves.

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Roses 2015

Roses 2015, 24 - 26 April

York take on Lancaster in the largest inter-university sports tournament in Europe.

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The future of devolution

This year's Ken Dixon lecture is a panel debate on devolution, chaired by Martin Vander Weyer.

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A sporting tradition

With £9m of new facilities and over 60 sports clubs, we cater for sport at all levels.

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The city of York

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