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The Archaeology News Network: First estimate of Pygmy population in Central Africa reveals their plight

The Archaeology News Network: First estimate of Pygmy population in Central Africa reveals their plight | MMU Research News | Scoop.it

The forests of Central Africa could be home to up to 920,000 Pygmies, according to researchers from UCL, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Malaga, who have conducted the first measured estimate of the population and...

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Ghana’s Grey Parrot population may soon cease to exist | BirdLife

Ghana’s Grey Parrot population may soon cease to exist | BirdLife | MMU Research News | Scoop.it

In the last two decades Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population. The population decline has been caused by four main factors: trade, overall forest reduction, silvicultural practices and farmland timber harvesting.

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New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales is passed - WalesOnline

New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales is passed - WalesOnline | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
The legislation comes in the wake of a report into allegations of abuse of care home residents in South East Wales
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Festival to celebrate social science research at Manchester Metropolitan ... - Manchester Evening News

Festival to celebrate social science research at Manchester Metropolitan ... - Manchester Evening News | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Manchester will host Festival of Social Science, with free events to bust myths that academic research is boring or out of touch
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3D Printing With Graphene - A Material for the 21st Century - TCT Magazine

3D Printing With Graphene - A Material for the 21st Century - TCT Magazine | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Laura takes a look at the evolution of graphene from a "2D material" to a future in 3D printing.
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Sorry gym bunnies, having bigger muscles does not mean you're stronger ... - Metro

Sorry gym bunnies, having bigger muscles does not mean you're stronger ... - Metro | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Got massive lats? That doesn't impress the scientists boys...
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Is Bigger Always Better? Super Muscular Appearance Doesn't Mean You're Strong ... - Medical Daily

Is Bigger Always Better? Super Muscular Appearance Doesn't Mean You're Strong ... - Medical Daily | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Being more muscular doesn't necessarily make you stronger, but there are other perks to being beefed up.
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Why Minecraft and other computer games can be good for your kids - Manchester Evening News

Why Minecraft and other computer games can be good for your kids - Manchester Evening News | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Parents worry how much time children spend on tablets and computers, but there are many benefits to their use, says a university professor
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Carmen Herrero - Manchester Metropolitan University #Flame2015 - Fred English Channel

Carmen Herrero - Manchester Metropolitan University #Flame2015 - Fred English Channel | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
PODCAST - FLAME 2015 - FRED's Katiuscia Da Corte interviews Carmen Herrero, principal lecturer & head of Spanish at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
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MMU 3D Print Graphene Superbatteries - 3D Printing Industry

MMU 3D Print Graphene Superbatteries - 3D Printing Industry | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Prof. Craig Banks and researchers at the Manchester Metropolitan University are working to 3D print superbatteries made from graphene.
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Research into youth protests - Stoke Sentinel

Research into youth protests - Stoke Sentinel | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
ACADEMICS are leading a major new study exploring how young people get involved in the political process across Europe. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University will be analysing the ways...
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New psychology research supporting stroke rehabilitation | News & Events | Manchester Metropolitan University

New psychology research supporting stroke rehabilitation | News & Events | Manchester Metropolitan University | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
New psychology research supporting stroke rehabilitation
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British-Chinese collaboration leads to new style of art

British-Chinese collaboration leads to new style of art | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Sarah Perks, artistic director of visual art at HOME and professor of visual arts at Manchester School of Art, discusses the Chinese project EIGHT
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A digital future for children? | Educommunication

A digital future for children? | Educommunication | MMU Research News | Scoop.it

Adi Kuntsman and Esperanza Miyake argue that we live in a time where the digital is often adopted without question.

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EU-made biojet fuel to be available for all at Oslo airport - SeeNews Renewables

EU-made biojet fuel to be available for all at Oslo airport - SeeNews Renewables | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
January 22 (SeeNews) - Biojet fuel made from camelina oil in the EU will soon be available to all airlines at Oslo Airport Gardermoen, with Lufthansa (ETR:LHA) being the first to try it.The partners in the so-called ITAKA project announced today that the fuel will be supplied directly into Oslo’s existing fuel hydrant system. The common storage and distribution system will be used, so there will be no need for a segregated infrastructure.Air BP and Norwegian airport operator Avinor supported ITAKA to make the first commercial supply of sustainable biojet fuel possible. The fuel will be first used by Lufthansa, followed by Scandinavian carrier SAS and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.“The commercial supply of sustainable jet fuel at Oslo Airport, using the existing infrastructure, demonstrates that the industry is now ready to take the next step in the development of this market,” commented Maarten van Dijk, CEO of Netherlands-based SkyNRG, the company that will deliver the fuel to the airport.The fuel has been produced via the NEXBTL technology at Neste Corp (HEL:NESTE)'s Porvoo refinery in Finland. The camelina has been grown in Spain by Camelina Company Espana (CCE). The other partners in the EU-backed ITAKA project are SENASA, Airbus Group, Biotehgen, CLH, Embraer, EPFL, Manchester Metropolitan University, RE-CORD and SkyNRG.The ITAKA project aims to demonstrate the entire value chain in Europe from the production of sustainable feedstock to the use of the biojet fuel using the normal supply mechanism.
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Webwatch: New 'friendship' App aims to help those in crisis - Care Appointments

Webwatch: New 'friendship' App aims to help those in crisis - Care Appointments | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
A new ‘friendship’ app designed to help people in a crisis is being developed by researchers at Manc...
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Informal flexible working good for older employees - HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog)

Informal flexible working good for older employees - HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog) | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Informal flexible working good for older employees
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Lee Hamilton and Angus Hunter: Muscling in on the myth - New Zealand Herald

Lee Hamilton and Angus Hunter: Muscling in on the myth - New Zealand Herald | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
The huge muscles sculpted by bodybuilders, action movie stars and serious gym-goers can make them look like comic-book superheroes.
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Why bigger isn't always better in the world of muscle building - The Conversation UK

Why bigger isn't always better in the world of muscle building - The Conversation UK | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
New research shows bodybuilders' muscle quality is lower than that of people who don't train at all - but size is still a pretty good guide to strength.
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Experts looking into health benefits of nature-based exercise - HealthCanal.com

Experts looking into health benefits of nature-based exercise - HealthCanal.com | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Experts looking into health benefits of nature-based exercise
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Rochdale accents described as 'broad', 'northern' and 'common' - Rochdale Online

Rochdale accents described as 'broad', 'northern' and 'common' - Rochdale Online | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University have been trying to find out what people's accents say about them and...
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Creating Our Future Histories - hosted by Humanities and Social Science Research (HSSR) at MMU

Creating Our Future Histories - hosted by Humanities and Social Science Research (HSSR) at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Is red wine really healthy? - Telegraph.co.uk

Is red wine really healthy? - Telegraph.co.uk | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
As new research suggests yet another health benefit linked to red wine, we weigh up the positives and negatives
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Creating Our Future Histories - hosted by Humanities and Social Science Research (HSSR) at MMU

Creating Our Future Histories - hosted by Humanities and Social Science Research (HSSR) at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Patient's Personality Influences Chronic Back Pain - MD Magazine

Patient's Personality Influences Chronic Back Pain - MD Magazine | MMU Research News | Scoop.it
Patients’ levels of anxiety and defensiveness are associated with how they view their chronic back pain, a new study showed.
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