Drive to develop digital learning for East African farming

Researchers are working with farmers in East Africa to improve agricultural practices through the use of a digital learning service. A University of Portsmouth project is being set up to investigate whether computer-assisted…

Wearing an ill-fitting bra isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s bad for your health

Christina_summer/Shutterstock Joanna Wakefield-Scurr, University of Portsmouth Wearing the wrong size bra is not only uncomfortable, it can cause a range of health problems. Research has shown that a lack of breast support often…

Clearing opens world of possibilities

This week sees the big day for thousands of A-level students and the University of Portsmouth is preparing for confirmation and Clearing to help students and their parents. While Clearing has been seen…

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. Many people mix energy drinks with alcohol to counteract the sedative…

Penalty kick research hits the spot

New research could help footballers ahead of the new Premier League season, which starts tonight (10 August). The study, published in the journal Human Movement Science, has come up with the best way to…

Antidepressants are changing animal behaviour – we’re using technology to find out how

Shutterstock Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth Antidepressants don’t just affect human libidos. New research shows that female starlings fed food spiked with the antidepressant fluxoxetine (Prozac), were less “attractive” to males and so…

High staff turnover spells trouble – ask Donald Trump and Theresa May

shutterstock. Margaret Mackay, University of Portsmouth Turnover seems pervasive. It’s most visible in Donald Trump’s White House where staff departures rose to a record 43% by March 2018. In comparison, the turnover rate…

Many NGO workers on the ground don’t speak local language

< Roi and Roi/Shutterstock.com Angela Crack, University of Portsmouth; Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, and Wine Tesseur, University of Reading After the Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal in Haiti hit the headlines earlier this...

Many NGO workers on the ground don’t speak the local language – new research

Angela Crack, University of Portsmouth; Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, and Wine Tesseur, University of Reading After the Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal in Haiti hit the headlines earlier this year, 22 aid agencies…

The problem at the WTO

Professor Leïla Choukroune, Director of the Democratic Citizenship research theme has co-authored an opinion editorial for The Hindu on the World Trade Organisation’s troubled dispute resolution process: While Bretton Woods institutions were to embed…

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