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Health and ageing

Leeds researcher takes top spot in national image competition

A University of Leeds researcher has been named the winner of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) image competition.
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Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new University of Leeds study.
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Research shows how the hands-on dad isn’t a new phenomenon

The 21st Century dad – as defined by celebrity fathers such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jamie Oliver – isn’t a new phenomenon, according to new research.
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Leeds academic wins top prize as Most Innovative Teacher

Dr James Pickering of the University of Leeds has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.
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Culture

What can the world learn from the way Germany confronted its past?

As the world prepares to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, an international exhibition looking at how Germany confronted the Holocaust is unveiled.
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Research shows how the hands-on dad isn’t a new phenomenon

The 21st Century dad – as defined by celebrity fathers such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jamie Oliver – isn’t a new phenomenon, according to new research.
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Injured soldier’s own thigh bone used for First World War ‘trench art’

A brooch crafted from a piece of human thigh bone is among the items selected for an exhibition about the First World War at the University of Leeds.
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School of Music head wins British Composer Award

Professor Martin Iddon, who leads the School of Music, won the Chamber category in the British Composer Awards for his composition, Danaë.
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Society

What can the world learn from the way Germany confronted its past?

As the world prepares to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, an international exhibition looking at how Germany confronted the Holocaust is unveiled.
read more

Research shows how the hands-on dad isn’t a new phenomenon

The 21st Century dad – as defined by celebrity fathers such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jamie Oliver – isn’t a new phenomenon, according to new research.
read more

Rejection of American culture rather than US foreign policies shapes Muslim support for attacks on US civilians

Research finds support for attacks on civilians in the United States among people in some Muslim countries is linked to negative views of American culture rather than perceptions of its foreign policy
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Injured soldier’s own thigh bone used for First World War ‘trench art’

A brooch crafted from a piece of human thigh bone is among the items selected for an exhibition about the First World War at the University of Leeds.
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Science and technology

Arctic ice cap slides into the Ocean

Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.
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Manufacturing project aims to take IT beyond the electronic age

A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data communications with a new generation of photonic microchips.
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Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time

The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.
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Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.
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Sustainable environments

Arctic ice cap slides into the Ocean

Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.
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Pouring good water after bad: China’s water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

New research paints a grim picture for the future of China’s water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to new research.
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Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time

The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.
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Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.
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