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From Kim Kardashian to Hatton Garden: Where do the jewels end up after a heist?

From Kim Kardashian to Hatton Garden: Where do the jewels end up after a heist? | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
When Kim Kardashian West was dramatically relieved of £
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Professor Richard Hobbs, from the Department of Sociology at  Essex, said the underworld elite “don’t see themselves as criminals, they see themselves as businessmen”.
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Do away with anxiety - Mumbai Mirror -

Do away with anxiety - Mumbai Mirror - | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Suffering from stress frequently? These nine tips may help you to deal with mental exhaustion.
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Research from the University of Essex mentioned on how the outdoors can improve mental health.
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Inside the Cybathlon, where even paraplegics can feel the adrenaline rush of competitive sport

Inside the Cybathlon, where even paraplegics can feel the adrenaline rush of competitive sport | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
After the Paralympics comes the Cybathlon, where disabled athletes use bionics to compete.
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The Brainstormers Team from the Essex Brain-Computer Interface and Neural Engineering Lab competed in a video game challenge played by paralysed parathletes using a brain computer interface.
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The tech titans won’t beat disease – it’ll be the little people

The tech titans won’t beat disease – it’ll be the little people | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan may feel good about donating $3bn to medical research, but it’s a drop in the ocean
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Dr Linsey McGoey, from the Department of Sociology, wrote in about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donating $3bn to medical research.
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Protest at Sikh temple was attempt by youth group to 'reclaim religion'

Protest at Sikh temple was attempt by youth group to 'reclaim religion' | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

Professor Shamit Saggar, a specialist in British Asian politics, was quoted in story about the protest at a Sikh temple.

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Britons may have to apply to visit Europe after Brexit

Britons may have to apply to visit Europe after Brexit | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

Professor Steve Peers, from the School of Law, was quoted over the possibility that Britons may have to apply for visas to visit Europe after Brexit.

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HMRC is in thrall to big business. It can no longer do its job | Prem Sikka

HMRC is in thrall to big business. It can no longer do its job | Prem Sikka | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

Professor Prem Sikka's opinion piece, calling for big companies to be forced to publish their tax returns.

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Test your tattoo connoisseurship - Art History News - by Bendor Grosvenor

Test your tattoo connoisseurship - Art History News - by Bendor Grosvenor | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
A history of art blog covering news stories on art
history matters. The blog covers news of auctions from the likes of
Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams of old masters such as Van Dyck,
Rubens, Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo, British artists such
as Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, Joshua Reynolds, George Romney
and William Hogarth, as well as modern and contemporary artists from
Monet to Damien Hirst.
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Art History News ran a short piece asking readers for more information about a Victorian tattoo design on behalf of Dr Matt Lodder, of the School of Philosophy and Art History.
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Friendships, vaccines, and impressions: Upcoming studies in SPPS

While many scientists explore what people have in common, several studies publishing online to Social Psychological and Personality Science show us how differences help us understand individuals. The company you keep: Personality and friendship characteristics Laakasuo, Michael; Rotkirch, Anna; Berg, Venla; Jokela, Markus While it is well known that people […]
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Health Medicine Network published an article about research which discovered a connection between personality traits and differences in friendship patterns. The authors, from the Finnish Family Federation and from the University of Helsinki Institute for Behavioral Sciences, Finland, analysed data on 12,098 people and their 34,000 friends from the British Household Panel Survey to investigate how people’s personalities are related to various characteristics of their three closest friends.
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BCI teams

BCI teams | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
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BBC Radio 4's You and Yours ran an item about the Cybathlon being held at ETH Zurich where teams from around the world are competing to showcase their technological applications to aid disabled people, including the Brainstormers team from the University of Essex competing in the Brain-Computer Interface Race.
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Being sick of the daily commute could be affecting your health - Health News - NHS Choices

Being sick of the daily commute could be affecting your health - Health News - NHS Choices | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
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The British Household Panel Survey was mentioned in an article published by the main NHS on how the daily commute could be affecting your health. This was also published in BioPortfolio.
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Scrapping the Human Rights Act – the International Implications (Part I)

Scrapping the Human Rights Act – the International Implications (Part I) | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
By Nigel Rodley Editor's note: This is the first of three posts in which Prof. Rodley examines the international implications associated with the British Government's proposal to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA). Part I provides background information relating to the establishment of the HRA. Part II addresses the 'problems' associated with the HRA, while part III looks…
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A new blog by Professor Nigel Rodley on the potential threats to the Human Rights Act published on the Human Rights Centre blog is generating interest on social media.
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Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap - BBC News

Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap - BBC News | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?
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The University's one-off salary hike and Vice-Chancellor Anthony Forster were mentioned in a BBC article on the six ways to tackle gender pay gap.
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How the social sciences can embrace the big data revolution

How the social sciences can embrace the big data revolution | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Training, bold interdisciplinary partnerships and ‘bridging skills’ are all essential for social scientists who want to make best use of all the data now available to them
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A team involving the University of Essex are mentioned on their publication of white paper following on the report on the importance of big data in the social sciences.
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Mars 160 Coverage: Training for a Manned Mission to Mars

Mars 160 Coverage: Training for a Manned Mission to Mars | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Seven explorers begin an 80-day mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), a facility in the Utah desert. Learn all about the mission here.
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Anushree Srivastava, MSc in Biotechnology, from Essex is mentioned as being part of the crew taking part in an 80-day simulated Red Planet  mission.
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What will happen now timescale for article 50 has been revealed?

What will happen now timescale for article 50 has been revealed? | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Theresa May has said she will trigger EU divorce clause by end of March 2017. How will Brexit negotiations unfold?
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Professor Peers was quoted about the timescale for Article 50.
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Here’s how science is helping intellectually impaired athletes to compete at the Paralympics

Here’s how science is helping intellectually impaired athletes to compete at the Paralympics | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

Dr Florentina Hettinga's article about how science can help intellectually impaired athletes compete at the Paralympics.

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Cybathlon: World's first 'bionic Olympics' gears up - BBC News

Cybathlon: World's first 'bionic Olympics' gears up - BBC News | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

The University was mentioned in the report about the world's first bionic Olympics - Cybathlon. A team from Essex's School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is taking part in the competition next month.

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British travellers 'may need visas to travel throughout Europe'

British travellers 'may need visas to travel throughout Europe' | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

Steve Peers, from the School of Law, was quoted over the possibility that Britons may have to apply for visas to visit Europe after Brexit.

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Some blunt truths and a ray of hope for the refugee justice movement

Some blunt truths and a ray of hope for the refugee justice movement | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it

Professor Geoff Gilbert, from the School of Law, is quoted in a story discussing ways to solve the asylum-seeker problem.

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Tax wars are looming and the US has fired a shot across the EU’s bows

Tax wars are looming and the US has fired a shot across the EU’s bows | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Prem Sikka explains why tensions are simmering between the two powers
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Professor Prem Sikka wrote a piece for Left Foot Forward about US wanting the European Commission to think again about the way it deals with tax avoidance by multinational corporations.
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Wheat Research to help Booming Population

Wheat Research to help Booming Population | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
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Stackyard wrote about a new research project led by scientists at the University which aims to improve wheat yield to help cope with feeding the world’s booming population. This was also published in FarmingUK.
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Why is Nigel Farage supporting Donald Trump? Brexit leader rallies for White House hopeful

Why is Nigel Farage supporting Donald Trump? Brexit leader rallies for White House hopeful | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
NIGEL Farage has spoken out in support of Donald Trump and compared the Republican election campaign to the battle for Brexit.
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Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, lecturer in the Department of Government, was quoted in the Express newspaper about why Nigel Farage spoke in support of Donald Trump
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Dag Hammarskjöld: Ban Ki-moon seeks to appoint investigator for fatal crash

Dag Hammarskjöld: Ban Ki-moon seeks to appoint investigator for fatal crash | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
The UN secretary-general said ‘this may be our last chance to find the truth’ behind 1961 death of his predecessor as UK insists it has no further information
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The Guardian published an article in which the UN secretary-general has called for the appointment of “eminent person or persons” to pursue an investigation into the death of his predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious 1961 air crash in central Africa. Part of the evidence was a report from a British intelligence officer, Neil Ritchie, which was found in an archive at the University.
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The Truth About Personality, 2012-2013, Horizon - BBC Two

The Truth About Personality, 2012-2013, Horizon - BBC Two | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Michael Mosley explores the latest theories on how our personalities are created.
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The University was mentioned in a repeat of a Horizon programme on BBC Four titled 'The Truth About Personality' which saw presenter Michael Mosley visit the Department of Psychology to complete tests on his brain. The research the programme was based on was carried out by Professor Elaine Fox who is now based at the University of Oxford.
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