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Fear: Friend or Foe?

Wed 31 October 2018

Night falls, and darkness creeps into every corner of the room. As the wind howls louder, shaking the branches of the tree that looms against your window, an unfamiliar creak on the stairs makes you turn slowly with rising terror, an icy chill in your veins…It's not real! It's just a Halloween horror film - but why do we love scaring ourselves and what is the purpose of fear?

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Plugging the leek

Tue 02 October 2018

The leek: Ubiquitous winter vegetable; Good in stews and soups; national symbol of Wales. You probably don’t give the leek much thought.

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Why most people follow routines

Fri 17 August 2018

We all have different experiences of the value of routine. Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, explores how to strike a good balance between routine and variety.

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Bad bugs, no drugs: A world without antibiotics

Wed 09 May 2018

Imagine a world where you are quite likely to die after having a tooth out. Sounds like dark ages, right? Well, according to leading researchers, this could be life in the near future because many of the antibiotic drugs we have now are going to stop working.

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Computers can help society but can't solve the human condition

Thu 03 May 2018

In front of a massive white board, full of hand-scrawled symbols and equations, sits Professor Graham Cormode. He has recently been awarded the Adams Prize for Mathematics. It’s a prestigious award from the University of Cambridge, given each year to a UK-based mathematician for distinguished research in the mathematical sciences.

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Five things you need to know about TB

Fri 23 March 2018

If you are under the impression that TB is a disease of the past – you are mistaken. Dr Elizabeth Fullam leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Fullam Lab at the University of Warwick, studying the bacteria which cause tuberculosis (TB). Her group is carrying out urgent research into understanding the bacterium and finding new treatments for a disease which kills almost two million people worldwide every year. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, TB threatens to kill millions more.

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Equations that changed the world

Tue 13 March 2018

From Pythagoras’s Theorem to the Black-Scholes equation, equations have shaped our lives – even if we weren’t aware of them. In the introduction to his book, 17 Equations That Changed the World, Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, explains the power and beauty behind these mathematical calculations.

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Future Female

Fri 09 February 2018

It’s the UN’s International Day for Women and Girls in Science on February 11. We hear from four of Warwick’s young women research scientists, who share their hopes for their research and the future.

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