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Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.

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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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Robotics in healthcare

This article profiles several different robots developed to aid healthcare including the University of Leeds’ iPAM. Professor Martin Levesley (School of Mechanical Engineering) is quoted in the article.

The Sun
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Radio: Art School, Smart School

Professor Griselda Pollock (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) contributes to this programme about the history of fine art education. First year Fine Art students are recorded and produced some of the sounds for the programme’s soundtrack.

BBC Radio 4
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Radio: Michelle Dawes

Dr Simon Warner (School of Music) talks about Band Aid 30 in the context of criticism from British-Ghanaian rapper Fuse ODG.

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