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Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony

19 November 2014

Sussex researchers have found that stingless bees will engage in suicidal biting in order to defend their colony.


Dictionary launched to save endangered language

19 November 2014

A linguistic historian has helped to produce the first-ever online dictionary of Louisiana Creole to try to save the language from extinction.


Life Sciences student wins field trip photography prize

19 November 2014

The School of Life Sciences held a prize-giving ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first Life Sciences field trip photography competition.


International conference debates stem cell research and therapy

18 November 2014

What is there between bona fide and rogue stem cell therapy? That was the central question of an international conference at Sussex last week.


Sussex academic plays cello at Russell Brand book launch

18 November 2014

A Sussex academic was one of 12 musicians who appeared on stage at the Royal Albert Hall to launch comedian Russell Brand’s new children’s book.


Training can lead to synaesthetic experiences, study shows

18 November 2014

A Sussex study has shown how people can be trained to “see” letters of the alphabet as colours in a way that simulates synaesthesia.


Neuroscientist’s book of illusions wins children’s science prize

17 November 2014

A book about optical illusions, co-authored by a University of Sussex neuroscientist, has won the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize today.


Dry January leads to less drinking all year round

14 November 2014

Giving up alcohol completely during January reduces harmful drinking all year round, new University of Sussex research has found.


Record turn-out at 2014 Careers Fair

14 November 2014

This year’s Careers Fair saw a record turn-out, with more than 3,100 students and graduates from Sussex, Brighton and other universities attending.


Sussex economist appointed to chair investigation into retail banking

14 November 2014

Sussex economist Prof Alasdair Smith is to chair an independent investigation into competition in retail banking.


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