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Reading in the news - Mon 6 Jan

Release Date 06 January 2020

Reading in the news

Australia fires: BBC News Online quotes Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences) on estimates for how many animals have died in the wildfires. Dr Nicolas Bellouin (Meteorology) is quoted by iPaper on the health impacts of the fires.

Iran: Vladimir Rauta (Politics and International Relations) wrote a comment piece for The Express on the killing of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, and what the response could be. He also spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire.

Pursuit of happiness: The Guardian and Yahoo News report on a Reading study (Psychology) showing that being too fixated on being happy can have the opposite effect. Read our news story.

New year diets: The Mail on Sunday quotes Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on myths often found in new year diet books.

Roman Silchester: Digging Up Britain on Channel 5 featured the excavation at Silchester, interviewing Professor Mike Fulford (Archaeology) and Dr Rob Fry (GES) later in the programme. Read our news story here.

Cloud seeding: BBC Radio 5 Live interviewed Dr Rob Thompson about the use of cloud seeding to encourage rainfall. Read our news story on Reading research on using cloud seeding in the Middle East.

Book review: The Mail reviews a book recently published by Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences) on how humans are connected with the world.

Football predictions: Reading FC previews its matchday programme, featuring score predictions by economists at the University, on its official website.

Populism and democracy: The Atlantic quotes Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics and International Relations) on the rise of populism in politics around the world.

Other coverage

  • The iPaper mentions Henley Business School research into flexible working in a piece about a job advert by Dominic Cummings which openly states applicants should expect to have little work/life balance.
  • Medical Xpress and Food Management Today reports on Reading research (Food and Nutritional Sciences) into confusing health information printed on food packaging. Read our news story.
  • Wokingham Paper reports on Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) being awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours. Read our news story.
  • Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about extreme weather and climate change worldwide.
  • The Reading Chronicle reports on Reading research (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on encouraging young children to eat more fruit and vegetables. Read our news story.
  • BBC Radio Suffolk interviewed retired weather presenter Jim Bacon, who explained how studying Meteorology at Reading led him into the career.
  • Hindustan Times quotes Reading Meteorology PhD student Akshay Deoras on the weather conditions in Mumbai.
  • Food Processing quotes Professor Lisa Methven (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on a new half-sugar chocolate bar developed at Reading. Read our news story.



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