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Seeing the sunnier side of life – scientists bring a whole new meaning to winter blues

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2015

Scientists at the University of York have shed new light on how humans process colour – revealing that we see things differently in winter compared with summer.

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Protecting the environment by re-thinking death

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2015

Scientists first had to re-think death before they could develop a way of testing the potential harm to the environment caused by thousands of chemicals humankind uses each day.

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Birds, bugs and blanket bogs – scientists warn an entire eco-system is under threat from climate change

Posted on Friday 31 July 2015

Several rare upland bird species are being put at risk together with other ecosystem functions by the effects of climate change on the UK’s blanket bogs, ecologists at the University of York have discovered.

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Focusing on mental health: York joins forces with North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

The University of York has secured funding of £1 million to collaborate with North Yorkshire Police on new approaches to dealing with mental health problems.

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New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

A new study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections?

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Sugar in your cuppa… not just about a sweet tooth!

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

New research by a University of York scientist has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favourite drinks taste as they do.

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