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Making lamb less fatty and scientists vs economists on Twitter – Reading in the news Weds 28 Mar

Release Date 28 March 2018

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Less fatty lamb: A study by the University of Reading, led by Dr Kirsty Kliem (APD), has indicated that common British plants could have a positive effect on raising lambs with healthier fat levels. The research is covered by Farming Life. Read our story here.

Scientists more engaging on Twitter: A study led by Dr Marina Della Giusta (Economics) has found that scientists are more engaging on Twitter than their economist peers, who tend to tweet less, mention less, and mention fewer users than a comparable group of experts in the sciences. The study is covered by LiveMint. 

Managing change: Mark Swain (Henley Business School) has written a blog for The Business Magazine on his experience of helping companies manage change within their organisation.

New UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand: Reading is among a number of institutions that make up the new UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand (UKCRED), to develop and deliver internationally leading research, focusing on energy demand. The news is reported in Process and Control Today and The Oxford Mail. Read our news story here.

Strike impact on exams: Times Higher Education has a feature on the measures universities are having to take as a result of the pensions strikes. The article contains comment from the University of Reading.

Prehistoric people resilient to plummeting temperatures: The University has been involved in a study which has found that people living at the end of the last ice age were relatively unaffected by the extreme temperature changes. The study is covered in NewsCaf, Science Daily and Alpha Galileo. Read our news story here. 

Japan Social Justice Project: The University has been involved with the Japan Social Justice Project, which aims to provide a spotlight on the challenges the country's criminal justice system faces with a week-long photo exhibition to be held in Tokyo next week. Japan Today reports.

Other coverage:

  • A blog by Dr Graham Marlton (Met) for The Conversation on discovering new ‘species' of cloud appears on Discover Magazine and
  • A Carbon Brief article on low levels of Arctic sea ice features a chart produced by Prof Ed Hawkins (Met) showing how the Arctic sea ice extent has declined. The article also appears on Renew Economy.
  • Further coverage following a presentation by Dr Jane Parker (Food) at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society on making smoked food healthier, in The American Ceramic Society and
  • GetReading covers CosXPo, an event for people who like to dress up as their favourite film, TV and comic characters, held at the University over the weekend.



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