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Expert Reaction: Virtual reality BBC Proms

Posted on Sunday 19 August 2018

A researcher in virtual and augmented technologies at the University of York comments on the BBC's announcement to introduce a virtual reality experience at the opening of its 2018 Proms.


Food for thought: Global study shows environmentally-friendly farming can increase productivity

Posted on Thursday 16 August 2018

A major new study involving researchers from the University of York has measured a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that provide environmental improvements at the same time as increases in food production.


Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

Posted on Wednesday 15 August 2018

The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy have revealed.


White Rose universities awarded funding to nurture next generation of skilled researchers

Posted on Wednesday 15 August 2018

The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support 240 PhD students over five years.


Expert reaction: The use of “spice”

Posted on Friday 10 August 2018

An expert in mental health and substance abuse has appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about efforts to stem the use of the synthetic drug “spice”.


UK nationals who study medicine abroad are more likely to perform poorly as doctors in training

Posted on Thursday 9 August 2018

A major new study suggests that UK nationals who obtain their medical degrees abroad are more likely to perform poorly during training when they return home to work in the NHS.


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