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  • Research reveals what your sleeping position says about your relationship

    Research reveals what your sleeping position says about your relationship

    Research carried out at the Edinburgh International Science Festival has discovered what people’s preferred sleeping position reveals about their relationships and personality. The work, carried out by University of Hertfordshire psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman, involved asking over 1000 people to describe their preferred sleeping position and to rate their personality and quality of their relationship.

    16 Apr 2014 9:42am

  • SSAHRI Research Grants Competition launched

    SSAHRI Research Grants Competition launched

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2014/15 SSAHRI Research Grants Competition, open to early career staff and those new or returning to research.

    11 Apr 2014 11:09am

  • Online survey reveals new epidemic of sleeplessness

    Online survey reveals new epidemic of sleeplessness

    - Nearly six in ten (59%) people in Britain are sleep deprived - 78% of people are exposed to disruptive blue light from computers and smartphones before going to bed - Only 10% of people strongly agree that they have pleasant dreams

    04 Apr 2014 11:33am

  • Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream

    Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream

    Today psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control. The experiment shows that it is now possible for people to create their perfect dream, and so wake up feeling especially happy and refreshed.

    27 Mar 2014 11:06am

  • An Art & Astronomy Open Evening at Bayfordbury

    An Art & Astronomy Open Evening at Bayfordbury

    Researchers and post-graduate students from University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research will be mixing their cosmic palettes of galaxies, planets and stars with painters, actors and musicians at the University's Bayfordbury Observatory for the last Open Evening of the 2013/14 season on Friday 21 March 2014.

    20 Mar 2014 4:47pm

  • Workshops on Philosophy Title in Glasgow and Sydney

    Workshops on Philosophy Title in Glasgow and Sydney

    John Lippitt's recent book discussed

    14 Mar 2014 2:42pm

  • University of Hertfordshire researchers take their science to Parliament

    University of Hertfordshire researchers take their science to Parliament

    Two researchers from the University of Hertfordshire are attending Parliament to present their science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of SET for Britain on Monday 17th March.

    14 Mar 2014 12:41pm

  • Every red dwarf star has at least one planet

    Every red dwarf star has at least one planet

    Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers from the UK and Chile. The study identifies that virtually all red dwarfs, which make up at least three quarters of the stars in the Universe, have planets orbiting them.

    04 Mar 2014 8:46am

  • Strategies for developing new antiviral flu drugs

    Strategies for developing new antiviral flu drugs

    New analysis of the influenza A virus by scientists at the University of Hertfordshire shows potential for developing new antiviral drugs which are more likely to be universally effective against the flu virus originating from avian, swine or human virus strains.

    27 Feb 2014 4:26pm

  • Climate change puts wheat crops at risk of disease

    Climate change puts wheat crops at risk of disease

    There is a risk that severity of epidemics of some wheat diseases may increase within the next ten to twenty years due to the impacts of climate change according to a study by international researchers led by the University of Hertfordshire.

    26 Feb 2014 5:38pm

  • Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

    Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

    A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research.

    06 Feb 2014 9:52am

  • Philosophy Research Seminar

    Philosophy Research Seminar

    On 30 January the Philosophy Research Seminar Series welcomed Bill Ransome.

    31 Jan 2014 3:31pm

  • Hertfordshire Professor elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

    Hertfordshire Professor elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

    Keith Laws, professor of cognitive neuropsychology at the University of Hertfordshire, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research in the field of cognitive neuropsychology.

    31 Jan 2014 2:12pm

  • Developing new methods to assess resistance to disease in young oilseed rape plants

    Developing new methods to assess resistance to disease in young oilseed rape plants

    Being able to measure resistance to disease in young oilseed rape plants is vital in the battle to breed new disease resistant varieties of the crop, and is the focus of a study by a team of researchers led by the University of Hertfordshire.

    27 Jan 2014 4:14pm

  • CBT is not an effective treatment for symptoms of schizophrenia

    CBT is not an effective treatment for symptoms of schizophrenia

    Health organisations around the world recommend a form of psychotherapy, known as cognitive-behavioural therapy or CBT, for patients with schizophrenia. Now, however, the most extensive study ever undertaken into its effect on the symptoms of the disorder finds little impact, according to a team of international researchers.

    02 Jan 2014 11:46am

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