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Super rats, migrating dinosaurs, and how depressed people use language differently: Reading in the News - 7 Feb – University of Reading

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Super rats, migrating dinosaurs, and how depressed people use language differently: Reading in the News - 7 Feb

Release Date 07 February 2018

Rat and a dinosaur

Rat resistance: Dr Colin Prescott (SBS) appeared on BBC Countryfile Winter Diaries (the segment starts at 34 mins) to talk about research into ‘super rats’ who have become resistant to some rodenticides.

Dinosaur migration: Further coverage on Daily Mail, Phys.org, and BBC World Service’s News Hour (19 minutes in) reports on a new paper (SBS) that theorises the dinosaurs migrated so quickly to cover the earth that it hindered their ability to evolve new species and may have contributed to their demise. Also on International Business Times, Australian Channel 9 News, and Reading Chronicle. Read our news story.

Language of depression: Further coverage of an article in The Conversation by PhD candidate Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi following research into the use of absolutist language by people with depression. The article has been reproduced in Quartz, the New Zealand Herald and mentioned in Rebel Circus.

 

Other coverage:

 

  • GetReading highlight events around Reading for LGBT+ month including a workshop being run on LGBT+ Classics.
  • Vincenzo Raimo (PVC, Global Engagement) spoke at the launch of Ethical Reading, which is reported in The Business Magazine.

 

 

 

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