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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Jack Russell Terrier
Newcastle students have found a way to give their mental health a boost – thanks to a slightly unusual member of Newcastle University’s Wellbeing Team. Bessie – a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier – is available for staff or students to take for a walk or just to give them a...
washing machines
Washing your clothes on the delicate wash could be contributing to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, according to research done in Newcastle. The issue of plastic pollution in oceans – and the devastating effect it has on fish, birds and marine mammals – is one of the...
drinking
A study led by researchers from Newcastle has found that laws banning low alcohol prices can lead to people drinking less. The study focused on Scotland, where since May 2018 it has been illegal to sell alcohol for less than 50 pence per unit. One unit is equivalent to half-a-pint of...
Newcastle upon Tyne - Climate Change - Climate Strike
How effective will Global Climate Strikes be today? Today, (20 Sept 2019) millions of people from 150 countries around the world are calling on their governments to reverse the effects of pollution on global climate and environment issues. This year's youth climate movement has influenced a sense of urgency on Climate...
homeless sleeping
Newcastle is gearing up for a mass charity event that it hopes will help eliminate homelessness in the city. And a very special star has lent his support to Newcastle’s attempts to solve the problem of rough sleeping. The World’s Big Sleepout event will see tens of thousands of people across...
Remote work has become quite popular in recent years. A lot of companies, especially small to medium sized businesses have resorted to allow employees to work remotely. The motive being to cut down on organisational costs, improve employee morale as well as increase employee productivity. Here are some companies taking...
computer brain
It might sound like science fiction, but Newcastle researchers – and big tech companies – believe it may soon be commonplace for devices implanted in our bodies to link our brains with computers. Such devices – it is thought – could help with diseases like Alzheimer’s, allow us to ‘type’...
England vs Italy
England’s rugby team will take on Italy today at St James’ Park – and to add to the excitement and anticipation, there’ll be plenty of family fun in Newcastle city centre. Newcastle City Council has created two fan zones – at Strawberry Place and St James Park Metro – that...
Titanic-99th-anniversary
An academic from Newcastle University has been helping to record the sad state of the wreck of the Titanic. The ship – which sits under 3,800 metres of water around 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland – is being consumed by metal-eating bacteria. Expedition scientist and marine researcher Dr Clare...
film festival
A film student at Newcastle University has been showing his documentaries at prestigious festivals all over the world. Evripidis Karydis, who is studying for a PhD in Film Practice at Newcastle University, has had his films shown at festivals in Oaxaca, Mexico; Bucharest, Romania; Moscow, Russia; and Lille, France. Screenings are...

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