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Psychopathic traits for good; and reducing carbon emissions: Reading in the News - 25 October – University of Reading

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Psychopathic traits for good; and reducing carbon emissions: Reading in the News - 25 October

Release Date 25 October 2017

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VR tests and psychopathic traits:  Widespread coverage in the Telegraph, Evening Standard, Huffington Post,, India Today, and Science Daily of a study by Dr Kathryn Francis (Psychology) used a virtual-haptic simulation to look at the force in which people would sacrifice one person to save others. Read our news story here.

Reading makes top five for carbon reduction: Reading Chronicle and Green Energy News report on news that the University of Reading was in the top five universities in the country for reducing carbon emissions. Read our news story here.

Flavonoids and attention: Further coverage of a study of the impact of flavonoid-rich Wild Blueberry drinks on tests for executive function in primary school children in Seattle PI and Micetimes. Read our news story here.

Other coverage:


  • Gears of Biz covered news that Rashmi Mistry, a Zoology graduate has discovered that a fossilised prehistoric reptile held in the Cole Museum is a previously unclassified species. Read our news story here.
  • Helen Gordon, CEO of the Royal Society of Medicine and graduate from Henley Business School has delivered an Athena SWAN lecture for City University, London.
  • An article for Edge Markets notes that financial institution Inceif have signed a memorandum of agreement with UoR Malaysia. Read UoRM’s news story here.
  • Wokingham Paper have covered the announcement that the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road will be opening next week.



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