Out of left field #22

At GKP we always keep an eye out for the most interesting and unusual university stories to make the headlines. These are the stories from November that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

1. Pride and Regret. The research that pinpoints the two key emotions pushing us to overspend on Black Friday (Sheffield Hallam)

2. Mud Glorious Mud. The researchers who’ve discovered mud at the bottom of Scottish lochs is effective at storing carbon (St Andrews)

3. Pill Popping Pensioners.  The study that claims pensioners are taking up to 23 pills a day (Cambridge)

4. Giving Grannies.  The researchers that blame cupboard loving grandparents for the childhood obesity crisis (Glasgow)

5. Hello Ewe. The neuroscientists who say sheep can recognise a famous face (Cambridge)

6. Lucy in the Sky. The scientists who have developed a hallucination machine without the after effects (Sussex)

7. Get Down And Give Us Ten. The study that shows press ups are the best indicator of fitness and mortality (Birmingham / Sussex)

8. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. The scientists who say that fried food affects weather patterns (Reading)

9. Hit Snooze. The new research that suggests teens should start school at 10 am (Open University)

10.  England’s (W)Innings. The researchers who claim that no amount of biffing or blocking will halt England’s progress during the Ashes if the La Nina weather front does what they predict (Reading)


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