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The French election, Antarctic ice and the evolution of technology – Reading in the news Tues 2 May – University of Reading

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The French election, Antarctic ice and the evolution of technology – Reading in the news Tues 2 May

Release Date 02 May 2017


French election: Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics) spoke to talkRadio (2 hours 28 mins in) about how she thinks Emmanuel Macron will be the next president of France, and why there has been such support for Marine Le Pen. 

Antarctic ice: Dr David Ferreira (Met) spoke to talkRadio (15 mins in) about news that emerged last week that suggests that Antarctica is melting faster than previously thought. 

Tech over the last 20 years: Dr Etienne Roesch (Centre for Integrative Neuroscience & Neurodynamics) talks to BBC Radio Berkshire (2 hours 20 mins in) about how technology has evolved over the last 20 years. 

Bumpier flights: Research by Dr Paul Williams (Meteorology) into how climate change will cause more severe turbulence continues to be covered globally: Environment Guru and Environmental Research Web. 

Political fashion: In an article on when politics and fashion collide, Dr. Andreas Behnke (Politics) says that Marie Antoinette "opened up the dress code for women in France significantly" with her muslin dress. The story is featured in

Saturated fats: Prof Christine Williams (Food) continues to be quoted in global stories about a controversial editorial claiming that saturated fat does not increase risk of heart attacks, including Fox 8 News and Food Navigator.

Avoiding a hard border in Ireland: Prof Jonathan Golub (Politics) speaks to CTV News Channel about Brexit talks and the concerns over Irish borders, featured on The Loop.

Other coverage:

  • The Daily Star ran a feature on where the UK's nuclear bunkers are in the event of nuclear war breaking out, and included the Region 6 War Room at the University of Reading.
  • Middle East Business Intelligence reference a report produced in conjunction with Henley Business School in an article on business leaders adapting to the changing work environment.
  • Scone or scone? Prof Jane Setter (English) quoted in a  Timaru Herald article on pronunciation and whether scone rhymes with gone or cone.
  • A Reading study is referenced in an article on the health benefits of pineapple. TrueViralNews reports.
  • Dutch website AGF covers the research from Dr Luke Bell (Food), which found that anti-cancer nutrients in rocket leaves were found to increase threefold seven days after harvest. Read our news story here.
  • A Finnish website features a story on the Reading research which found that drinking champagne could reduce improve your memory; Prof Jeremy Spencer is quoted.

And finally...

Laura Tobin, Good Morning Britain's weather presenter and last year's University of Reading Alumnus of the Year recipient, announced she was pregnant live on air today. The Daily Mail reports.




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