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Article ID: 705621

Takeaway containers – the environmental cost of packing our favourite fast-foods

University of Manchester

Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers.

18-Dec-2018 12:50 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 705569

Satellite data expose looting

University of Bern

Globally archaeological heritage is under threat by looting. The destruction of archaeological sites obliterates the basis for our understanding of ancient cultures and we lose our shared human past. Research at University of Bern shows that satellite data provide a mean to monitor the destruction of archaeological sites. It is now possible to understand activities by looters in remote regions and take measures to protect the sites.

17-Dec-2018 1:45 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 705495

Missing ocean monitoring instrument found after five years at sea

National Oceanography Centre

After going missing on Christmas Day five years ago, deep ocean measuring equipment belonging to the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has just been found on a beach in Tasmania by a local resident after making an incredible 14,000 km journey across the ocean.

14-Dec-2018 12:25 PM EST

Article ID: 705042

Researchers Determine How the Ancient Virus Hepatitis B Spread

South Ural State University

Thanks to viral traces in the genomes of ancient people, researchers from South Ural State University were able to determine that man has been suffering from Hepatitis B since at least the Bronze Age.

6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704834

Queen’s Research Finds Electoral Reforms Did Not Cause the Rise of Sinn Féin in 1918

Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.

4-Dec-2018 4:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 704609

Fur Trade May Have Spread the Plague Through Europe

University of Oslo

A new ancient DNA study shows that 14th century plague outbreaks might have resulted from repeated introductions of Yersinia pestis to Europe. Commercial trade routes, including the fur trade routes, would have contributed to the rapid spread of plague in whole Europe during the Middle Ages.

29-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703536

Why belief in ‘Limbo’ has disappeared in recent decades – Queen’s University Belfast research

Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the belief in Limbo – a place for unbaptised babies - has declined throughout the decades in Ireland due to the changing beliefs and values of the nation.

7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 703678

University Research Shows World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Climate Change

University of Southampton

UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels, a study published in Nature magazine reports this week.

8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

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