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Memes are virally-transmitted symbols and ideas that spread rapidly via social media. Credit: flickr.com/KylePearce
York student’s dissertation a ‘first’ on memes

Posted on Thursday 19 October 2017

A University of York English graduate has gained a top grade for his trailblazing dissertation on the social media phenomenon of ‘memes’.


Record survival rates from heart attacks and strokes are fuelling a rise in Accident & Emergency admissions. Credit: flickr.com/Lydia
Increase in emergency A&E admissions caused by improved hospital survival rates, study reveals

Posted on Thursday 19 October 2017

Record survival rates from heart attacks and strokes are fuelling a rise in Accident & Emergency admissions, a major study involving the University of York has found.


Exhibit: Feast around the cooking pot with builders of Stonehenge

Posted on Thursday 19 October 2017

Elaborate cooking pots used by the builders of Stonehenge in special feasts and ceremonies, are just some of the items on display at a new English Heritage exhibition revealing the diet of the prehistoric community that built the ancient monument 4,500 years ago.


York PhD student’s success celebrated at Man Booker Prize event

Posted on Wednesday 18 October 2017

University of York PhD student Fiona Mozley has been praised for the quality of her writing after her debut novel Elmet missed out on the 2017 Man Booker Prize.


A species of leaf beetle from the genus Pachybrachis collected from high elevations in the study. Credit: Dr Vivian Flinte
Tropical beetles face extinction threat

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists.


History comes to life in new Gunpowder Plot drama for BBC

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

University of York researchers, Dr Hannah Greig and Dr John Cooper, are the historical advisors behind the BBC’s new retelling of the infamous plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605.


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