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Extreme weather, future wind power capacity and morning sickness – Reading in the news Tues 12 Dec – University of Reading

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Extreme weather, future wind power capacity and morning sickness – Reading in the news Tues 12 Dec

Release Date 12 December 2017


Extreme weather: Dr Paul Williams (Met) appeared on Channel 4's Britain's Wildest Weather 2017 discussing the impact of climate change on air travel, and hot weather in cities. 

Future wind power capacity: A new paper in Nature Geoscience suggests a warmer climate will reduce wind in the northern hemisphere including in the UK - Dr David Brayshaw (Met) is quoted in EnergyWorld saying that further research is needed to understand large-scale changes in wind patterns due to climate change.

Morning sickness: Further coverage of research published by Emeritus Professor Phil Lowry (Biological Sciences) shows that morning sickness experienced by pregnant women may be a good sign because it indicates the presence of a hormone that is vital for a healthy pregnancy, in Australian site Coach Nine, and Nigerian site The Substance Publication.

Risk-taking may reduce childhood anxiety: A new study, which Reading has been involved in, has found that parents who actively encourage children towards safe risk-taking are significantly reducing the likelihood that their kids will develop childhood anxiety disorders. The study is featured on Austrian site Kidspot.

Retail market in Singapore: Dr Patrick Lecomte (Henley Business School Malaysia) has written an article for The Edge Singapore on how shopping malls and retailers need to do more to compete with online competitors.

Low cal Sushi: Coverage of a group of students who won silver at the European Ecotrophelia competition for food product development with their low calorie sushi, in Food and Drink Technology. Read our news story here.

Other coverage:

  • Sir David Bell opened a new learning hub at Highdown school in Emmer Green last week. The Henley Standard covers the story.
  • Ardi Kolah (Henley Business School) is quoted within an article on WARC on the topic of the incoming General Data Protection Regulation next year.
  • The brother of Reading student Ben Pedley, who was killed when he collided with a pedestrian whilst riding his bike earlier this year, is campaigning for improvements to be made to the road where his brother was killed. The Reading Chronicle reports.
  • MSN India and MSN Australia cover comments by Emeritus Professor Ian Rowland (Food) about vegan diets.
  • An article for Now to Love on how your facial expressions affect your wellbeing references the study by Dr Phil Beaman (Psychology) which found that chewing gum can help get rid of ‘earworms' (songs that get stuck in your head).
  • Newsdog features an article on the use of drones in archaeology (for the purposes of aerial photography) references the ‘House of the Dead' that was discovered during the University's Vale of Pewsey Dig.
  • A feature on alcohol and exercise in Safrica24 mentions the Reading study which found that champagne can be good for cardiovascular health.



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