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Air pollution expert: why Christmas may be the most toxic day of the year

Air pollution expert: why Christmas may be the most toxic day of the year | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Party poppers, candles and wood fires will get you feeling festive – and breathing pollution.
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All terror attacks are not connected – but terrorists want us to think they are

All terror attacks are not connected – but terrorists want us to think they are | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
In just one weekend in December, a series of terrorist attacks killed almost 200 people in five different countries. All of them claimed the lives of civilians, and all were claimed by different terrorist groups.
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European citizens living in UK should remain under jurisdiction of EU law after Brexit, radical new plan proposes

European citizens living in UK should remain under jurisdiction of EU law after Brexit, radical new plan proposes | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
European citizens living in Britain after Brexit should remain under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, according to remarkable proposals tabled by senior European Commission negotiators, the Telegraph has learned.
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Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests
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The study, by academics from the University of Essex and University College London, published in this week’s edition of the Economic Journal, finds that a young child’s cognitive and social skills are improved considerably by spending more time with their mother between the ages of three and seven.
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These bizarre creatures defy what we think we know about plants and animals

These bizarre creatures defy what we think we know about plants and animals | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Four organisms that show nature isn't so easily categorised.
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How lab-made diamonds are stealing market share from natural ones

How lab-made diamonds are stealing market share from natural ones | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
More than 95% of industrial diamonds are synthetic so why aren't more people using them in engagement rings?
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Brexit could be fought over in EU's top court, warns senior judge as MEPs insist Britain cannot 'cherry pick' single market membership

Brexit could be fought over in EU's top court, warns senior judge as MEPs insist Britain cannot 'cherry pick' single market membership | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
The EU's top court could rule over the content of any Brexit deal, Europe's most senior judge has warned.
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Steve Peers, a professor of EU law at Essex, told the FT: "It's probably only a matter of time before some aspect of the Brexit issue gets decided by the EU courts and there's no small irony in that prospect."
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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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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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How Deloitte squeezes millions out of Government

How Deloitte squeezes millions out of Government | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Deloitte, the accountancy giant which is used to taking vast streams of income from the Government, this week had to accept a half-year ban on getting new contracts.
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All terror attacks are not connected – but terrorists want us to think they are

All terror attacks are not connected – but terrorists want us to think they are | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
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By flirting with isolationism, Trump could be teeing up a third world war

By flirting with isolationism, Trump could be teeing up a third world war | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
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Researchers reveal the four oddest animals on the planet

Researchers reveal the four oddest animals on the planet | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
A researcher from the University of Essex highlights four of the oddest creatures on the planet that are neither plant nor animal, but have traits and features from both sides.
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Can Colombia's new peace agreement hold all parties to account?

Can Colombia's new peace agreement hold all parties to account? | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
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University LGBT initiatives: there's still room for improvement

University LGBT initiatives: there's still room for improvement | University of Essex in the news | Scoop.it
Despite significant advances for LGBT recognition in universities over the last 20 years, campaigners say there is still more to be done
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Lorna Fox O’Mahoney, executive dean of humanities and senior team LGBT diversity champion at the University of Essex, one of Stonewall’s top six, says her university has put a concerted effort into improving its support for LGBT staff and students over the past five years.
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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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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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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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