Reading in the news - Thu 14 May14 May 2020
- The Daily Mail report on a letter to the Health Secretary by experts including Professor Glenn Gibson (Food and Nutritional Sciences), highlighting the role gut health can play in protecting people from the coronavirus.
- Professor Helen Dodd (Psychology) provides advice on the importance of children playing when they go back to school in an article for The Conversation, which was republished by Big News Network, and she is quoted by The Psychologist.
- Medical Xpress covers a new Psychology study showing extroverts have coped as well as introverts with the lack of company during lockdown. Read our news story.
- The University’s donations of food to the local community is featured in a TUCO round-up of university support initiatives during the lockdown.
- Dr Laura Wilcox (Meteorology) is quoted in the Guardian on reduced levels of pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown potentially changing the weather. Read our news story.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by LBC Radio (and here) on the government’s testing strategy and children returning to school.
Nuclear bomb rainfall: Extensive international coverage of a new study showing Cold War nuclear bomb tests may have increased rainfall around the world, including by the Guardian, Financial Times (£), Mail Online, The Times, Mirror, Metro, IFL Science, Newsweek, iNews print edition, Gizmodo, Science Magazine, Sky News Online, LBC Online, Heart FM Online, Planet Rock Radio Online, The National, Phys.org, the Express, Science Daily, Newswise, MSN News, Yahoo News, plus publications around Europe including Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Hallands Nyheter, Ystads Allehanda.
Professor Giles Harrison (Meteorology) was interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire, and Dr Graeme Marlton (Meteorology) was interviewed on BBC South television. Read our news story here.
- Further international coverage of the Archaeology project helping protect artefacts in Iraqi museums by Trade Arabia, Malaysia news site Ering, thaipr.net and Korean websites Naver and yna.
- House Beautiful mentions Reading research on giant hogweed, after it was reported to be becoming more abundant due ot the recent warm weather.
- Reading Chronicle includes the Harris Garden on the Whiteknights campus as one of the top local places to visit after lockdown ends.