Five ways to create household harmony during lockdown27 March 2020As the nation grapples with public lockdown, the reality of all living under the same roof has taken on a whole new meaning. Cohabiting families, couples, and housemates across the country will be seeing rather more of each other for the foreseeable future, putting those relationships under unprecedented pressure.
New ‘Conspiracy Theory Handbook’ aims to minimise harmful conspiracy theories23 March 2020Given the unhelpful surge of conspiracy theories circulating regarding Covid-19, a new ‘Conspiracy Theory Handbook’ is published this week. The book summarises the scientific research into conspiracy theories: why people believe them, the traits of conspiratorial thinking, and how to counter them.
Suicide and the media: reporting could cost lives19 March 2020News coverage of television presenter Caroline Flack’s recent death by suicide raises public health concerns about media reporting of suicide. A new study which analysed the findings of 31 studies investigating associations between media reporting of deaths by suicide and population suicide rates, including those of celebrities, showed suicide rates increased by 13 per cent on average over the 28 days following media reports of a celebrity death by suicide.
Has a Bristol mayor made a difference?17 March 2020Mayoral governance in Bristol has boosted the visibility of city leadership and helped promote Bristol on the national and international stage, a new study has found.
Bristol BME school pupils introduced to STEM11 March 2020Last month, BME pupils from City Academy in Bristol got their first taste of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) thanks to black students and professionals from the Schools of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics and CAME Engineering.
Undergraduates shine at national research event11 March 2020Today [11 March 2020], three undergraduate students from the University of Bristol will take part in a national event celebrating the best undergraduate research in the country.
Dramatic increase in bowel cancer in young adults in England10 March 2020There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer in adults under the age of 50, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol).
Pupils' genes cannot accurately predict educational achievement10 March 2020Pupils' genetic data do not predict their educational outcomes with sufficient accuracy and shouldn’t be used to design a genetically personalised curriculum or tailor teaching, according to a new University of Bristol study. The findings, which compared the genetic scores of 3,500 pupils with their exam results, are published in the journal eLife today [10 March].