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Reading in the news - Mon 25 Mar

Release Date 26 March 2019

Reading in the news

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.

Other coverage

  • 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.

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