Out of left field #8

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

University PR

10. Cheap thrills: The study confirming that cannabis users are less likely to work hard for money (UCL)
9. Bittersweet: The university claiming watching traumatic films boost feel-good chemicals in the brain (Oxford)
8. Calling all wine lovers: The university seeking volunteers to test the benefits of red wine (Northumbria) 
7. Mistaken migration: The researchers claiming the exodus of Papuans from Africa occurred 50,000 years earlier than previously thought (Cambridge)
6. Misery guts: The academics suggesting that tiger mums make themselves and their children miserable (Queen Mary) 
5. Green room: The research concluding that plants in the office make workers more productive (Exeter)
4. Fresh advice: The university helping freshers settle in with advice from 1893 (Cambridge)
3. Gingersaurus: The university claiming that dinosaurs had ginger hair (Manchester)
2. Puppy eyes: The university deciphering what dogs see when they watch television (Central Lancashire) 
1. Get set, go: The university that devised the perfect workout playlist, so you don't have to (Brunel)

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