Out of left field #37

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 May that we think really deserve a second airing.

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10. Insta-frauds: The study exposing how social media influencers give bad diet and fitness advice eight times out of nine (Glasgow)

9. Ease the Quease: The hunt for a mathematical model for motion sickness (Cranfield)

8. Because of my Age, What an Outrage: The poets told they’re “too old” for the job (Oxford)

7. Prehistoric Palette: The colours of dinosaurs being worked out with new fossil technology (Bristol)

6. The Pursuit of Happiness (Credits): The happiness lessons which will count towards degrees (Bristol)

5. Widening Choices: The interactive website built to help students choose more creative A-Levels, created by Russell Group universities

4. You Kid-ding? The panel event looking into comedy in the classroom (Brunel)

3. Silver Crickets: The female crickets charmed by the songs of older males, only to be disappointed (Exeter)

2. Concerning Chemicals: The troubling research that plastic is reducing sperm counts, in humans and dogs! (Nottingham)

Meanwhile overseas…

1. Mágico de Messi: The university study searching for three perfect words to sum up Lionel Messi’s ‘godly’ talents (Universidad Internacional de Cataluna)


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