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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

Scientists have proven definitively that climate change could not have been responsible for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.

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National award for transforming data into knowledge

A collaboration between Leeds-based The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) and the University of Leeds has won a national Research Council UK impact award from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

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Molecule fights cancer on two fronts

Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a new synthetic anti-cancer molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours through the body.

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The hunt to find the ‘secret’ of sexuality is not over

Dr Richard Cleminson (Languages, Cultures and Societies) talks about the Wellcome Trust’s most recent exhibition The Institute of Sexology.

The Conversation
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University academic welcomes unpaid work GDP figures

Professor David Spencer (Leeds University Business School) has welcomed new plans for the ONS to evaluate the economic contribution of unpaid domestic work. He says “This data is important in that it brings out all this valuable activity that is occurring in the economy.”

Yorkshire Post
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Free event’s focus on life in world wars

An event organised by the Legacies of War project and held at the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre today looks at the experiences of people from the former British Empire during the two world wars.

Yorkshire Evening Post
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