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Fact, Fiction and Brexit: Truth-Squadding the Arguments

The U.K.’s referendum on its membership in the European Union has prompted a whirlwind of claims about the bloc, some more accurate than others.

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Artilcle cites Sarah Hagemann from the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe 

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Childhood Adversity May Plague Health in Midlife

Childhood adversity may become hard-wired in the body to cause physiological wear-and-tear in midlife, according to a study of British baby boomers.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Independent Scotland Would Begin With 6.4% Deficit

An independent Scotland would start out with a budget deficit of at least 6.4 percent in the event of a vote to break away from the U.K. in a nearing ballot, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Miliband Whistling NHS Tune on Repeat Risks UK Voter Fatigue

Miliband Whistling NHS Tune on Repeat Risks UK Voter Fatigue | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Cameron has accused Miliband of using the NHS as a “political football” after the Labour leader was cited by the BBC as saying he wanted to “weaponize” it in the election

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Article quotes Professor Ed Fieldhouse of the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Does human space flight influence the uptake of STEM subjects?

Science Education researchers at University of York are to investigate if human spaceflight inspires school students to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

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The project cited in the article is jointly funded by the ESRC and the UK Space Agency.

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Britons Having Sex Into 70s Though Not as Frequently, Study Says

Britons Having Sex Into 70s Though Not as Frequently, Study Says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People in the U.K. are having sex into their 70s, though the average frequency for men and women of all ages has declined over the last decade, according to the Natsal.

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