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Sting jets, suffering rowers and healthier, tastier smoked food: Reading in the news - 21 March – University of Reading

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Sting jets, suffering rowers and healthier, tastier smoked food: Reading in the news - 21 March

Release Date 21 March 2018



Sting jet storms more likely with climate change: New research by the University of Reading has found that climate change will make sting jet storms such as the destructive 1987 storm more likely in the future. reports on the study, and quotes Dr Oscar Martínez-Alvarado (Met). Read our news story here.

Future British rowers: An article in the Independent on the training regime of the British Rowing team, which includes Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne who is studying Chemistry at UoR. The article is reproduced in Cetus News.

Making smoked foods healthier: Further coverage following a presentation by Dr Jane Parker (Food & Bioprocessing Sciences) at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, in Science Daily, Technology Networks, and Newscaf.


Other coverage:


  • BBC Berkshire (approx. 1hr 52 mins in) spoke to Dr Tara Pirie (SBS) about the death of a Northern White Rhino, leaving the species “on the brink of extinction”.
  • Further reporting on an archaeological discovery in Turkey which found that small scale farming began 10,000 years ago by indigenous populations, in BeforeitsNews.
  • Freshthinkingbusiness quote Abigail Dubiniecki (Henley Business School) in an article on the expose on Cambridge Analytica and the importance of GDPR.
  • Dr James Ferryman (MPCS) is named in a Civil Service World round table article on how technology will change immigration and security services.
  • Following Agriculture being ranked sixth in the world in recent QS subject rankings, AGprofessional carry a list of the top 25 universities.
  • GetReading report that a Cosplay convention taking place on the Whiteknights campus over the weekend of the 24/25 March.



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