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Twin approach to recovery of metals from mine waste

Posted on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Scientists from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) at the University of York are to work with colleagues in Cape Town to help the recovery of valuable metals from mine wastes in South Africa.


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Facial features are the key to first impressions

Posted on Monday 28 July 2014

A new study by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of York shows that it is possible to accurately predict first impressions using measurements of physical features in everyday images of faces, such as those found on social media.


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A close run thing for York academic

Posted on Friday 25 July 2014

A University of York academic has narrowly missed out on the Royal Historical Society’s prestigious Whitfield Prize with his book on the history of rationing in World War Two.


Arabidopsis thaliana (credit: Rea Brinkhoff)
Scientists throw light on the mechanism of plants’ ticking clock

Posted on Friday 25 July 2014

Scientists from the University of York are part of an international team of researchers who have made a significant step in discovering the genetic mechanisms that plants use to fight for light.


Archbishops' Registers (credit Borthwick Institute for Archives)
York awarded Mellon funding for digitisation of Archbishops’ Registers

Posted on Thursday 24 July 2014

The University of York has been awarded a $299,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the digitisation of one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today.


Small-scale fisheries support the livelihoods of over 500 million people worldwide. Training and supporting communities to manage and conserve their natural resources is vital to help rebuild tropical fisheries. (Credit: Blue Ventures / Garth Cripps)
Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

Posted on Thursday 24 July 2014

An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.


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