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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…

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...

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…

We still don’t know enough about species living around the UK’s coastline

St Agnes, Cornwall. Paul Nash/Shutterstock Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth The UK has a rich history of marine biology, with famous scientists such as Charles Darwin who did pioneering work in the field,…

How might sale of Wembley affect grassroots investment?

PixHound / Shutterstock.com Christina Philippou, University of Portsmouth With the World Cup a distant memory for all but the winners, France, the question of whether to sell the “home of football”, London’s Wembley…

Historical movies: why a story is more important than facts

Twentieth Century Fox Patrick Masters, University of Portsmouth Ridley Scott’s epic 2005 movie Kingdom of Heaven, about the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187, has been widely criticised by historians for its…

Curious kids: what’s it like to be a fighter pilot?

Ministry of Defence. This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children of all ages. The Conversation website is asking young people to send in questions they’d like an expert to…

FIFA has successfully developed its own private legal system – now governments must step in

Ben Sutherland / shutterstock Branislav Hock, University of Portsmouth and Suren Gomtsian, University of Leeds The World Cup was a success, especially for France, Russia – and FIFA. But the football world’s governing…

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