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New Research Reveals Origin Of Stonehenge’s Great Sarsen Stones

New Research Reveals Origin Of Stonehenge’s Great Sarsen Stones

A mystery speculated on for centuries has today been solved as new research reveals the origin of Stonehenge’s giant sarsen stones to be West Woods, on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs. Research jointly carried out by the University of Reading, and published in the journal Science Advances, has pinpointed the source of the megaliths […]

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Reading University Scientist Volunteers To Boost Coronavirus Lab Tests

Reading University Scientist Volunteers To Boost Coronavirus Lab Tests

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading is helping NHS frontline staff get back to work safely by volunteering in a COVID-19 testing lab. Dr Susanne Herbst, a cell biologist, is volunteering at a containment level 3 laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, London, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab, where Susanne worked prior […]

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Weather Forecasting ‘Fantasy League’ Game Launched By Reading University

Weather Forecasting ‘Fantasy League’ Game Launched By Reading University

Wannabe weather forecasters can play a fantasy league of a different kind this summer, as a new game is launched by the University of Reading. The Weather Game offers the chance to try and predict the weather in set locations around the world, using data from world-leading organisations. Points are awarded for correct forecasts, allowing […]

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Reading University Graduates At The Forefront Of Tackling COVID-19

Reading University Graduates At The Forefront Of Tackling COVID-19

University of Reading graduates all over the world are using the skills and knowledge they developed at Reading to help beat COVID-19.  Reading graduates are producing scientific tests, treating hospital patients, attending Downing Street conferences, and helping communities in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our #WeAreTogether series, highlighting how the University […]

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Reading University Sets Carbon Reduction Example

Reading University Sets Carbon Reduction Example

Carbon reduction expertise from the University of Reading has been lent to ambitious plans to make Reading net carbon zero by 2030. The University has submitted its institutional response to the Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP) climate strategy consultation. It offers a number of suggestions based on the experience of its Sustainability team in making […]

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Cold War Nuclear Tests Changed UK Rainfall

Cold War Nuclear Tests Changed UK Rainfall

Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War may have changed rainfall patterns thousands of miles from the detonation sites, new research has revealed. Scientists at the University of Reading have researched how the electric charge released by radiation from the test detonations, carried out predominantly by the US and Soviet Union in the 1950s and […]

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Reading University Lab Kit Boosts UK Testing Capacity

Reading University Lab Kit Boosts UK Testing Capacity

Laboratory equipment for COVID-19 testing has been loaned by the University of Reading to help boost national capacity for testing NHS and social care workers. The University has provided three high-tech RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) machines to be used to test frontline health and care workers, to contribute to the second pillar of […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

Coronavirus lockdown measures are showing how people can make longer-term changes to tackle climate change, University of Reading experts say. Social distancing and ‘stay at home’ rules have forced people globally to change their behaviour, with a massive impact on society and the economy. Yet some of these changes, such as home working, daily exercise, […]

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Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Car parks at the University of Reading are now available for NHS and Royal Berkshire Hospital staff to use, with immediate effect. Parking spaces at the University’s London Road and Whiteknights campuses, which usually require a permit or pay and display ticket, will now be open for free to those working within the NHS and […]

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Reading University Signs Up To Ethical Electronics

Reading University Signs Up To Ethical Electronics

The University of Reading has committed to the ethical and sustainable sourcing of electronics products on campus by signing up to Electronics Watch. Reading University Signs Up To Electronics Watch Electronics Watch is an independent organisation dedicated to protecting the rights of workers around the world involved in the supply of electronic items. It works […]

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