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


New report reveals true impact of insect apocalypse and calls for urgent action

13 November 2019

A report by a Sussex Professor warns that if insect declines aren't halted, ecosystems will collapse with ‘profound consequences for human wellbeing’.


Scientists develop adhesive which can be unstuck in a magnetic field, reducing landfill waste

5 November 2019

An adhesive which can debond within a magnetic field could help reduce waste by offering a way to recycle products usually sent to landfill.


Border posts at Gretna Green? Loosening food safety legislation could put Union under serious strain

3 November 2019

Border posts could be required at Gretna Green and the Severn Bridge if regional standards in food safety open up after Brexit.


Performance based on real attack forms part of endeavour to rise against extremism through the arts

31 October 2019

A University of Sussex Professor is promoting the use of the arts to counter extremism and fanaticism.


New book offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England

18 October 2019

A book by a Sussex Professor offers a new interpretation of the iconic Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I.


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.


Financial crises cause one-step forward, two steps back when it comes to air quality

11 October 2019

New research has revealed that any initial reduction in air pollution caused by a financial crisis, is unexpectedly short-lived.


New report shows British wildlife is continuing to decline at an alarming rate

4 October 2019

The UK’s wildlife is continuing to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a University of Sussex Professor.


New ‘fuzzy’ dark matter research disrupts conventional thinking

3 October 2019

‘Fuzzy’ dark matter theory simulated fully for the first time by University of Sussex physicists


Affirmative action needed to protect young carers’ human rights

25 September 2019

Academics want affirmative action for young carers and are calling for policies that go beyond simply levelling the playing field.


New £1.25 million study will explore how to deliver a fair and just Net Zero transition

20 September 2019

A new three-year research project will explore ways to ensure that the UK’s shift to a low-carbon society does not leave anyone behind.


The small bag making a big difference to children’s lives

18 September 2019

Social workers at seven local authorities are trialing the use of a specially-created bag of resources to help professionals to engage with children.


Feeling the strain? New book looks at the cultural history of stress in Britain

18 September 2019

Are we more stressed now than our ancestors were? A new book by a Sussex historian could hold the answer.


Experts warn UK food safety at risk with public softened up for lower standards

13 September 2019

Warning that Government is softening up public for lower food standards, including chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef imports, after Brexit.


Boris Johnson has a relatively clear path to watering down key food regulations in pursuit of UK/US trade deal

12 September 2019

The UK public faces the prospect of watered-down food regulations after Brexit with Parliament having little say, UKTPO is warning.


As light as a lemon: How the right smell can help with a negative body image

6 September 2019

The scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, new findings from University of Sussex research has revealed.


Sussex team reveals the BBC’s role in secret military activities during World War Two

3 September 2019

Experts from the University of Sussex School of Media Film and Music worked with the BBC to uncover the corporation’s role during World War Two. .


New £8 million research centre to explore how digital technology will impact the future of work

3 September 2019

A major new research centre exploring how digital technologies are changing the world of work is to launch at the start of 2020.


Sussex research sheds light on the complexity behind migration in West Africa

2 September 2019

Members of the Sussex-based Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium took part in a two-day workshop in Ghana to share research.


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