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19 november 2020

the problem with online shopping

covid-19 has made online shopping a necessity. but when you change your mind and return a product, the real cost is much more than the postage.

26 october 2020 | 3 minutes

dylan thomas: ‘lost’ fifth notebook reveals how the great welsh poet changed his style

a recently discovered dylan thomas notebook has shed new light on the poems, career and creativity of a literary master.

09 october 2020

black authors are still underrepresented in uk publishing

a third of english primary pupils are from a bame background. but in 2017, 99% of children's book characters were white. our research looks at how children's publishing has a diversity problem.

21 august 2020

why boxing is still a grassroots sport

in england, 1 in 4 boxing clubs are located in the most deprived 10% of neighbourhoods. our research sheds new light on their important community role.

24 july 2020 | 2 minutes

supporting farmers at the front line of climate change

farming communities in west bengal bear the brunt of the climate emergency. we worked with them on a scheme to better protect their livelihoods.

17 july 2020 | 2 minutes

could buffalo milk lead to safer pregnancy in indonesia?

in west sumatra, pregnant women and their babies face huge health risks. we're finding a new way to help them stay safe.

27 may 2020

uncovering the regional cost of welfare reform

sheffield hallam researchers have charted how a decade of sweeping welfare reforms hit the poorest areas hardest.

18 may 2020

depression memes may be a coping mechanism for people with mental illness

up to 27% of people in the uk experience depression. our research shows that online memes can help them cope with their symptoms.

22 april 2020

coronavirus: does testosterone really make infectious diseases worse in men?

the covid-19 virus appears to affect men worse than women. but are hormones really the answer?

03 april 2020

saving our digital heritage from being deleted

when flash player is deleted at the end of 2020, many important works of digital fiction will be erased. we've found an innovative, immersive way to preserve them.

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