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Reading in the news - Fri 2 September – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 2 September

Release Date 02 September 2016

Media coverage

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

Zika virus: Comments on the Zika virus from former Reading virologist Dr Ben Neuman appear in the Daily Mail, CTV News and at MSN.

Climate change visualisations: The latest visualisation from Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) showing increasing global temperatures is covered at Natural Resources Defense Council, Daily Kos, Gizmodo and further titles.

Food and climate change: Prof Simon Potts (Agri-Environment) explains that climate change could lead to some foods becoming extinct in The Telegraph.

Antibiotic resistance: Further coverage of new miniaturised technology developed by Dr Al Edwards (Pharmaceutics) that can detect anti-microbial resistance overnight. The news is covered at Scientist Live. Read our news story.

Data: A paper co-authored by Dr James Reade (Economics) on opinion polls and betting markets is mentioned at The Conversation.

Rocket explosion: Prof Chris Scott (Meteorology) discusses the explosion of a NASA space rocket on BBC Berkshire.


Other topics:


  • Pride of Reading awards: Getreading mentions the University as sponsors of the Young Person of the Year award at the Pride of Reading Awards.
  • Student: A Reading master’s student captures a photograph of a seagull stealing her ice-cream from her hand. Covered in The Telegraph.
  • Pollution: Dr Christine Chiu (Meteorology) comments on the launch of a new research aircraft to track West African pollution in ScienceMag and Health Medicine Network.
  • Art: The Reading International art project led by the University at Reading Prison is discussed in The International Business Times.
  • Dementia: Research from Prof Jeremy Spencer (Food & Nutritional Sciences) on champagne and its links to dementia prevention is mentioned in Elle magazine.
  • Buses: Reading Buses has extended a scheme for concessionary bus fares to students up to 21-years-old, writes Getreading.
  • European Society for Plant Breeding Research: Dr Carol Wagstaff (Human Nutrition) comments on protests at an industry event she attended in Switzerland. Covered at Motherboard.



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