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Sussex research reveals injustices faced by LGBTIQ+ asylum claimants

28 February 2020

Sussex researchers are working on a project to report the experiences of people who claim asylum for reasons of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New Sussex study sheds light

28 February 2020

Sussex physicists have measured the neutron more precisely than ever before and this could help explain why there is more matter than anti-matter left


Playing cupid

14 February 2020

Especially for Valentine's Day, Game Theory expert Dr Nicos Georgiou looks into the mathematics of dating.


Scientific treasure hunt: could you discover the Higgs Boson or even Dark Matter?

13 February 2020

Sussex scientists working at CERN have just released lots of experiment data inviting the public to rediscover the Higgs Boson or to find Dark Matter.


US is No.1 country for UK small businesses to trade with over next three years

22 January 2020

New report from the Federation of Small Businesses and UKTPO highlights what small businesses need from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).


Small change for climate change: Why research funding to save the world needs to be drastically stepped up

16 January 2020

Between 1990 and 2018, less than 4.59% of the global funding totalling more than $1.3 trillion was spent on climate-related research.


Feeling full happens in the brain as well as the stomach: Sussex professor explains in new podcast

9 January 2020

Feeling full is more complex than consuming enough nutrients or filling-up with large volumes of food as Martin Yeomans explains in the podcast


Italians take vow of chastity when the Pope is in town

7 January 2020

Italians have less sex when the Pope visits their town because they feel guilty about possible abortions.


Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future

3 January 2020

The low-carbon revolution could be at risk without new international agreements to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.


Take part in Dry January and you’ll reap the benefits for months, Sussex research shows

27 December 2019

Research from the University of Sussex shows that people who take part in Dry January are still drinking less six months later.


Parties’ election promises on trade are incoherent and unachievable

6 December 2019

The political party manifestos in this General Election are incoherent and vague on trade and contain a number of unachievable targets.


Calling Princess Leia: How the out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars hologram just became a step closer to reality

13 November 2019

Academics have come the closest yet to recreating one of the most iconic of Star Wars technology; holograms that can be seen,heard and felt.


Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees, new study finds

15 October 2019

Company bans on workers’ accessing emails after office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a new study suggests.


On the trail of Annie Brassey

11 October 2019

Sussex researcher explores the vast archives of a celebrated 19th century female photographer, traveller and writer.


What is consciousness? New Impacted podcast tackles the big questions with University of Sussex researchers

31 May 2019

Neuroscientist Anil Seth is the first guest on a new series of podcasts spotlighting the work of outstanding University of Sussex researchers.


Baby blues...and greens, reds and yellows

15 February 2019

By the time we are four months old we can distinguish between colours – even before we have the language to describe them. Recent...


The warm glow of kindness

15 February 2019

Sussex researchers have identified what happens inside our brains when we act altruistically.


Lest we forget

7 November 2018

First World War centenary commemorations culminate on Remembrance Sunday, but for doctoral student Jenny Flood the reflections are far from over.


Happy foetuses, angry children

11 October 2018

Forgotten Surrealists Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff are back in the limelight, thanks to a new exhibition co-curated by Dr Hope Wolf.


On the nose

20 September 2018

How Sussex researchers are using technology to exploit the mysterious “poet” of the senses


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