Reading in the news - Mon 25 Mar
Release Date 26 March 2019
Far right resurgence: BBC World Service (also played overnight on Radio 4) interviewed Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics & International Relations) about the rise of far right political parties in Europe.
Cyclone Idai: BBC World Service, and commercial radio in the US, heard from Dr Rebecca Emerton (GES) who is involved in a project providing early flood warnings to countries in south east Africa threatened by Cyclone Idai. Tech A Peek also mentions the African SWIFT project involving Reading scientists.
Meghan’s accent: Daily Express and International Business Times publish stories based on an article co-written for The Conversation by Professor Jane Setter (English Language and Applied Linguistics) on reports Meghan Markle’s accent is becoming more British.
- The Times reports on side hustling, based on research at Henley Business School. Read the Henley news story.
- Dr Glynn Percival from the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory based at the University of Reading spoke to Farming Today on BBC Radio 4 about growing high quality apples for cider making.
- Japan Times reports on research showing molecular activity carries on in the organs of our bodies for a period after we die. Read our news story.
- Professor Chuks Okereke (GES) was a speaker at an event in Nigeria discussing climate change and climate policies, reports The Lead.
- A climate stripes graphic by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) is mentioned in a Brinkwire article on a scientists who is working on visualisations of his own.
- PreventionWeb and Nigeria News report on a new digital tool analysing climate data for African policy makers, developed by a team associated with the Walker Institute.
- The Countryman reports on research by PhD student Tomos Jones (Agriculture) into invasive plants.
- Reading research into plant genetics is mentioned in a Telegraph article on daffodils. Read our news story.
- Urdu Point references research by Professor Cathy Cresswell (Psychology) on childhood anxiety.
- Yahoo News Japan reports on Reading research (Chemistry) suggesting cooking certain foods could help combat global warming. Read our news story.