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EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2019 14:09 GMT

Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.

Why misinformation on WhatsApp can be a worry for older adults

Why misinformation on WhatsApp can be a worry for older adults

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 15:15 GMT

A new research project investigating how older adults respond to misinformation about infectious disease outbreaks received via WhatsApp is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 10:40 GMT

A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.