Newcastle University

How words shape the world

Our minds might be able to find the right word quicker than Google and yet we rarely pause to think about how language shapes everything we do.

Sep 08, 2009
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What makes a hero?

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research at Newcastle University shows that it's not enough to be noble and do a courageous act to be considered a hero. Studying the reactions of the public to five tales of heroism, researchers at Newcastle ...

Jul 30, 2009
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Puffins to be fitted with 'sat nav' to monitor decline

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Newcastle University are using GPS technology in an effort to understand a worrying decline in the numbers of Puffins. In the last five years the numbers of the sea birds has plummeted aroun ...

Jul 01, 2009
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Carrots cooked whole contain more anti-cancer compound

Chopping up your carrot after it has been cooked boosts its anti-cancer properties by 25 per cent, scientists at Newcastle University have found. The study, carried out by Newcastle University’s Dr Kirsten Brandt and researcher ...

Jun 17, 2009
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Research puts police gun detectors a step closer

The new technology - being designed by Newcastle, Manchester Metropolitan and Queen Mary universities - uses electro magnetic waves in order to pick up 'reflections' from concealed guns, gun barrels or knives without the ...

Jun 09, 2009
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Research has all the right moves

(PhysOrg.com) -- A juggler and a conductor were among the artists who helped create a device which can retrieve dozens of different movement sequences in a matter of minutes.

Jun 01, 2009
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Honeybees not fooled by cheating flowers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Flowers that want to cheat pollinators by not paying them for their services shouldn’t try to lure them in using floral scents, scientists at Newcastle University have shown.

Apr 15, 2009
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