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Reading in the news - Weds 24 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Weds 24 August

Release Date 24 August 2016

Media coverage

Here’s Wednesday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

Antibiotic resistance: New miniaturised technology developed by Dr Al Edwards (Pharmaceutics) can detect anti-microbial resistance overnight. Dr Al spoke to BBC Berkshire and Health Medicine Network, Nanowerk and Alpha Galileo cover the news. Read our news story.


Arctic sea ice: Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) writes an article for Climate Change News on the dangers of ‘crying wolf’ over melting ice in the Arctic sea.

Eclipse 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. The news is covered at and further titles. Read our news story.

Volcanoes: Dr Nick Klingaman (Meteorology) explains how volcanoes can help cool the earth at Slate.

Other topics


  • Obituary: The obituary for former Reading ethnobotanist Paul House appears in The Guardian.
  • 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 The Epoch Times.
  • Human cyborgs: Visiting Professor Kevin Warwick’s 1998 experiment ‘Project Cyborg’ is mentioned at Yahoo.


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