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Reading in the news - Mon 22 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 22 August

Release Date 22 August 2016

Media coverage

Good afternoon,

Here’s the weekend and Monday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

Eclipses winds: New research from Prof Giles Harrison and Prof Suzanne Gray (Meteorology) says that the speed and direction of wind is impacted by a solar eclipse. Giles spoke to BBC Berkshire and the news is covered in the Daily Mail and Alpha Galileo. Read our news story.

Migrant crisis: Dr Rosa Freedman (School of Law) spoke live to Sky News on the human rights issues facing migrants crossing into Switzerland from Italy.

Weather on planet Neptune: A new study by Prof Giles Harrison shows that Neptune’s exotic clouds and violent storms are driven by a combination of cosmic rays and sunlight. Covered in The Guardian.

Cold blob: Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) discusses the impact of cold sea temperature in the North Atlantic on British weather in the Daily Star.

Ancient Greece: Dr Matthew Nicholls (Classics) speaks to BBC Berkshire about his new book ’30-second Ancient Greece’.

Other topics

  • Human cyborg: Visiting Professor Kevin Warwick becoming the first man to be surgically implanted with an RFID device is covered in Forbes Magazine’s ‘This Week in Tech History’ feature.
  • The Museum of Curiosity: Prof Kate Williams (History) is a guest on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Museum of Curiosity’.
  • Festival wristbands: Former Reading virologist Dr Ben Neuman discusses how much bacteria lives on festival wristbands at Getreading.
  • Haiti cholera outbreak: Further coverage of Dr Rosa Freedman’s article on the UN admitting its role in the Haiti cholera outbreak and how victims can be compensated. Covered at Business Insider UK.
  • Alzheimer’s: Research on champagne and its effects on dementia conducted by Prof Jeremy Spencer (Food & Nutritional Sciences) is covered at Yahoo Canada and Cosmopolitan USA.
  • Takeaways: Getreading lists the ‘best’ late night takeaways near the University.

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