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Mainstream feminism is broken, says Sussex expert in new book

26 March 2020

A new book by Alison Phipps, Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, pulls back the curtain on the #MeToo movement.


Rowse Honey & University of Sussex celebrate 10 years of research partnership to protect & support honey bees

25 March 2020

Rowse Honey visited the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects last month to hear about the research their funding has helped to make possible.


Pablo Escobar's hippos might have helped to restore local ecological diversity

25 March 2020

Hippos brought into Colombia by Pablo Escobar could have helped to restore ecological diversity in the surrounding area, according to a new study.


Most beneficial places to plant new woodland revealed

19 March 2020

A Sussex Research Fellow has helped to identify the most beneficial places to plant 10,000 hectares of new woodland.


Book by expert immunologist offers clear and educated advice during time of misinformation and worry

19 March 2020

A new book by a Sussex lecturer offers simple, clear and informed advice on what it takes to protect our immune system.


£1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags

19 March 2020

Funding for University of Sussex nanotech research could bring invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and retail tags


Common treatments used on cattle have devastating impacts on wildlife, new study reveals

18 March 2020

Experts have stressed an urgent need to find alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely on cattle, following new research.


Possible breast cancer treatment could go to clinical trial immediately as scientists spot target in 'normal' cells

11 March 2020

A study led by Sussex scientists has proposed a new treatment strategy for patients with triple negative breast cancer, a rare but aggressive subtype.


Gastronauts: Developing food ready for the next space race

6 March 2020

Academics develop new food eating experiences for the next generation of astronauts and tourists including made to order 3-D printed food.


A decade of sluggish action has left nations needing to slash emissions at twice the pace originally estimated

4 March 2020

Experts reveal a vast gap between current global emissions and where they should be heading to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.


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


Sussex joins international project team hoping to show how creative practices further the sustainability agenda

20 February 2020

An international project investigating how creative work can help people contribute to lower carbon futures has launched at the University of Sussex.


Gone with the wind - extreme weather poses threat to honey bees as wind reduces efficiency of foraging

19 February 2020

High wind speeds can significantly reduce the efficiency of a honey bee’s search for food, according to a new research paper published this week.


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.


Blue sky inking: How nanomaterials could lower retail waste and speed up the stock take

11 February 2020

Sussex experts, an SME & the world’s largest retail company team up to understand how quantum digital tech could revolutionise the retail sector.


Rewilding can help mitigate climate change, researchers highlight after conducting global assessment

5 February 2020

A study shows that rewilding can help mitigate climate change and deliver a diverse range of benefits to the environment with varied regional impacts.


Hotspots for hedgehog road deaths revealed in new research co-authored by Sussex professor

28 January 2020

Experts suggest reducing road speeds could reduce deaths of one of Britain’s most threatened mammals.


Research reveals stark inconsistencies in official UK guidance on Lyme disease

23 January 2020

Patients and healthcare professionals are receiving ‘mixed messages’ about symptoms and diagnosis, according to Sussex research.


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