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Dr Dominic Watt
The sound of Britain in 2066

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016

A new report by a University of York linguist shows that a rise in talking to machines and devices will impact the way we speak in 50 years, as traditional accents die out and are to be replaced with new urban dialects.

Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Posted on Monday 26 September 2016

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.

University invests £59M in new campus teaching and leisure facilities

Posted on Sunday 25 September 2016

The University of York will unveil a number of new teaching and leisure facilities over the next 18 months, including a new lecture building, sports hall, and laboratory space.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Childhood obesity, adult drinking and deaths caused by violence named as top UN challenges

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

A new study assessing the status of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has revealed that overweight children, adult drinking and death caused by violence continue to be significant hurdles in many nations’ development.

University invests up to £500K in student mental health support

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016

The University of York is investing up £500,000 in mental health care provision over the next three years to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being.

Left: Developed scanning electron microscopy image of surface. Right: buried interfaces of a lateral device.
York researcher pioneers new electronics scanning method

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2016

An academic from the University of York has developed a new method for scanning electronic devices - such as smartphones - for defects, speeding up the production process.

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