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Will sport help young offenders turn their lives around?

Young offenders locked in a secure unit are to be offered sports including orienteering and bushcraft as part of a research project to see if challenging, fun activity can help turn lives around….

Professor wins academic excellence prize

Lorraine Hope, Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology and member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), has won an international…

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition Apes’ abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees, according to…

Staff and local businesses attend opening of Future Technology Centre

Celebrations were held all round last week at the opening of the University of Portsmouth’s Future Technology Centre (FTC). The facility was officially opened last week on July 2. The building began construction…

£9m awarded to health research in the south

Health researchers, medics and patients across the region have been awarded £9m to help find solutions to common health problems. The University of Portsmouth is among the 15 institutions tasked by the National…

Holes in the Universe sharpen cosmic measurements

Regions of the Universe containing very few or no galaxies – known as voids – can help measure cosmic expansion with much greater precision than before, according to new research. The study looked…

The evolution of puppy dog eyes

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs’ facial anatomy has changed over thousands of…

Researcher helps women to rise

A British expert in helping women globally to reach the top in the workforce is to lead the first session of an international women in leadership conference in the US. Dr Liza Howe-Walsh,…

Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

The expertise of experienced burglars puts them streets ahead of householders, and even well ahead of other criminals, according to a new study. The results could lead to a step-change in how we…

Donkeys prefer sun, while horses don’t mind the rain

Donkeys are most at home on bright, warm days and tend to run for cover in Britain’s cold, wet weather, according to new research. The first study to examine donkey’s ability to endure…

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