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Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases

Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning. And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls’ collective sway.

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The article quotes Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS).


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The 12 things you should probably delete from your Facebook page

The 12 things you should probably delete from your Facebook page | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Social media giant Facebook now has more users than the population of China and the USA combined and with the increasing amount of private information people are prepare to share on their page, hackers could be having a field day.

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This article references Robin Dunbar, who has received funding from the ESRC.

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Housing policy needs to be based on evidence

Housing policy needs to be based on evidence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK politicians have a track record of making policy based on assumptions about how things work, rather than real research.

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Professor  Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow is director of the new  ESRC funded Collaborative Centre for Housing Research.

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Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty

Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Manchester PhD student’s early research has provided the European Union (EU) with a new tool for measuring fuel poverty and gathered European-wide momentum behind helping the 54 million European households that currently struggle to heat and power their homes.

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Dr Harriet Thomson’s central role in changing the European Commission’s approach to fuel poverty has gained her the £10,000 award for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the 2017 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Scotland's top civil engineering experts to tackle water crises

Some of Scotland's top civil engineering and water management experts will gather in Dundee to devise crucial solutions to urgent global water issues.

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The ESRC contributes funding towards the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund

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With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A psychologist explores how grooming, singing and dancing underpin human relationships.

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Robin Dunbar has received funding from the ESRC for his research 'Darwins Medicine: Evolutionary psychology and its applications'.

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Traute Meyer discussing migration on South Today

Traute Meyer discussing migration on South Today | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Traute Meyer of the Centre for Population Change discusses migration on the BBC South Today, 30 May (from 7 minutes 20 seconds to 8 minutes 40 seconds of the programme).

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The Centre for Population Change receives funding from the ESRC.

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Don't expect any favours from the new Europhile in the Élysée

Don't expect any favours from the new Europhile in the Élysée | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Brexit, as readers of the Red Box know all too well, has countless implications for Britain. One of them is that everything becomes about us.

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Professor Anand Menon is Director of the ESRC funded  UK in a Changing Europe

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'Cash-starved' schools in plea to parents to campaign for more funding

'Cash-starved' schools in plea to parents to campaign for more funding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

'Cash-starved' schools in plea to parents to campaign for more funding

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Five Ways Social Media Can Wreak Havoc On Your Love Life

Five Ways Social Media Can Wreak Havoc On Your Love Life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Here's five reasons why excessive social media can run riot on your love life, creating arguments and ruining sex.

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Article cites the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) which received funding from the ESRC

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Immigration power needed, says expert

Immigration power needed, says expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland's working population is likely to shrink because the UK government is willing to inflict "collateral damage" on the country in its drive to reduce immigration, an expert claimed.

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The Centre for Population Change (CPC) was established in January 2009. Funded by the ESRC, it is the UK's first research centre on population change.

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Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Mediterranean

Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Mediterranean | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is an assumption that migrants are pulled to Europe as a 'destination' of choice. New research shows that often isn't the case.

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Vicki Squire receives funding from the ESRC. This article is based on on research funded by the ESRC Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, Urgent Research Grant number ES/N013646/1

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School funding crisis shooting up voters' priority list, researchers say

School funding crisis shooting up voters' priority list, researchers say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

School funding is shooting up the list of voters' priorities as the General Election approaches, according to researchers.

Real-term cuts to spending per pupil for the first time in 20 years is pushing the matter increasingly higher in worried parents' minds, the Institute For Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, quoted in this article, receives funding from the ESRC.

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How regular bedtimes for young kids lessen the risk of obesity

How regular bedtimes for young kids lessen the risk of obesity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time seem to be linked to better emotional health in three-year-olds, and these structures may also lower the chances of obesity later in life, a new study suggests.

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This article refers to research undertaken by the ESRC funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures

Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Jali Ardhi, or 'care for the land' project, studies the impact of soil erosion on Maasai communities and their grazing lands. Photojournalist Carey Marks captures the changing landscape, its people - and the challenges they face.

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This project was funded via the Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience

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How virtual reality can increase accuracy in risky jobs

How virtual reality can increase accuracy in risky jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Virtual reality technology that could help train nuclear scientists, pilots and surgeons has been unveiled at the University of Exeter.

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David Vine received funding from the ESRC.

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Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won't be losing any sleep over it

Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won't be losing any sleep over it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever suffered from problems with your emotions or behaviour, you might have struggled with disturbed sleep, too. But are emotional or behavioural difficulties always associated with poor sleep?

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Dan Denis is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He has previously received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Roehampton Uni professor's fight against forced marriage and honour crimes recognised in Queen's Birthday honours

Roehampton Uni professor's fight against forced marriage and honour crimes recognised in Queen's Birthday honours | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A University of Roehampton Professor is among the 1,000 recipients of the Queen’s Birthday honours that were announced earlier this week.

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Professor Aisha Gill won an ESRC Impact Prize in 2015 for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy.

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UK launches ‘world first’ greenhouse gas removal programme

UK launches ‘world first’ greenhouse gas removal programme | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK has launched an £8.6m research programme on ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in an effort to counteract global warming.

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The research programme will be joint funded by ESRC and other partners

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School cutbacks put 'education system at risk'

School cutbacks put 'education system at risk' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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Dudley academic recognised with national award

Dudley academic recognised with national award | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dr Sarah Mills received the Gill Memorial Award from the Royal Geographical Society in recognition of her 'outstanding early career research in cultural geography'.

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Dr Sarah Millls has held two ESRC Fellowships - "A rite of passage?": The National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship and Geographies of Youth Citizenship in Scouting.

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Poorer students 'far more likely' not to apply for university over debt fears

Poorer students 'far more likely' not to apply for university over debt fears | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Teenagers from poorer backgrounds are more likely to be put off applying to university due to concerns about debt, according to a study.

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The Centre for Research on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES) receives funding from the ESRC.

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Families in Britain 'facing £3,000 cuts to income'

Families in Britain 'facing £3,000 cuts to income' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families across Britain face cuts in their incomes of up to £3,000 a year as a benefits clampdown bites far harder, leading economists warned today. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said benefit cuts since the 2015 general  election had so far been limited - but that there is more pain yet to come, especially as inflation rises towards three per cent.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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Tracey Spicer: Why I'd like to hear more women swearing

Tracey Spicer: Why I'd like to hear more women swearing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Profanity equates to power, so shake off the shackles of the good girl and make a sailor blush, says Tracey Spicer.

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This article includes a quote from Professor Tony McEnery, Director of Research at the ESRC.

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NHS faces funding shortfall of up to £30bn, says think-tank

NHS faces funding shortfall of up to £30bn, says think-tank | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The NHS faces a funding shortfall of up to £30 billion by 2021, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found.

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The Centre for Economic Performance and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, referenced in this article, receive funding from the ESRC.

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Research will explore work to tackle homelessness

Research will explore work to tackle homelessness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new research project will explore how councils and housing associations can best work together to tackle homelessness.

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This article mentions the ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts through which this project was funded.

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