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Invasive garden ‘super ants’ take hold faster than ever in UK, new research finds

Posted on Tuesday 26 July 2016

Three new infestations of an invasive garden ant - known for building massive colonies of tens of thousands of insects - have been found in the UK this year, with researchers at the University of York warning their impact on biodiversity could be huge.

Biorefinery (credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr)
York chemist creates solution to boost biorefineries

Posted on Monday 25 July 2016

University of York chemists have come up with a unique solution to ensure biorefineries are economically resilient to oil price fluctuations.

Ceredit: IAR
‘Positive activity’ as effective as ‘positive thinking’ in treating depression

Posted on Friday 22 July 2016

A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the ‘gold standard’ of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), scientists at the University of York have found.

Credit: Dr Andy Marshall, University of York
Can’t see the wood for the climbers – the vines threatening our tropical forests

Posted on Friday 22 July 2016

Woody climbing vines, known as lianas, are preventing tropical forests from recovering and are hampering the ability of forests to store carbon, scientists are warning.

Professor John Goodby
York academic awarded top Royal Society accolade

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

A University of York chemist, whose research has made important contributions to the development of flat-screen displays for TVs, computers and mobile phones, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Medal of the Royal Society.

Lifetime Achievement Award for York psychologist

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

A University of York academic has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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