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Barnsley poet Ian McMilllan to launch historic dictionary of long-lost words of Yorkshire

Posted on Thursday 15 November 2018

Would you know how to spot a squib, catch the Niffler or use the bark of a Wiggentree? For “Potterheads” the answer will be a resounding yes.


So, you think you’re good at remembering faces, but terrible with names? Study suggests that may be an illusion

Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2018

With the Christmas party season fast approaching, there will be plenty of opportunity to re-live the familiar, and excruciatingly-awkward, social situation of not being able to remember an acquaintance’s name.


Alpine ice shows three-fold increase in atmospheric iodine

Posted on Monday 12 November 2018

Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ozone


Part of the Black Snow DVD cover design. Credit: Bryan Ledgard.
York academic wins Research in Film Award

Posted on Monday 12 November 2018

A University of York professor has won a prestigious award for his film depicting the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in 1866.


Expert Reaction: Politics and survival in BBC's Dynasties

Posted on Monday 12 November 2018

Evolutionary and comparative psychology expert, Professor Katie Slocombe, comments on the launch of the BBC's major new David Attenborough wildlife series, Dynasties, which opened with the story of a Senegal chimpanzee.


Is there a universal hierarchy of human senses?

Posted on Monday 5 November 2018

Research at the University of York has shown that the accepted hierarchy of human senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell – is not universally true across all cultures.


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