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Calling for an end to torture and inhumane interrogation techniques

Calling for an end to torture and inhumane interrogation techniques

Press releases   •   May 18, 2021 08:05 BST

A Northumbria University Forensic Psychologist has contributed to an expert report, due to go before the United Nations later this year, setting out how torture is used during interrogations around the world and recommending the adoption of alternative, humane techniques.

New tool highly effective at estimating the condition of tropical forests

New tool highly effective at estimating the condition of tropical forests

Press releases   •   May 17, 2021 17:25 BST

A simple tropical forest assessment tool can be used by people with no prior experience in conservation to robustly estimate the condition of tropical forests, reveals new research by Northumbria University scientists, in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow

UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow

Press releases   •   Apr 28, 2021 07:44 BST

A leading physicist and Chair of the United Nations space weather expert group is to join Northumbria University for one year after being awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship.

Northumbria University top 50 in the world for sustainability

Northumbria University top 50 in the world for sustainability

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2021 15:57 BST

Northumbria University has been ranked 50th in the world for sustainability in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, showcasing the excellent work being delivered by the University globally and in the local community.

Northumbria academic appointed to influential knowledge exchange organisation

Northumbria academic appointed to influential knowledge exchange organisation

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2021 09:00 BST

Dr. Matt Sutherland from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been appointed to the Board of PraxisAuril – a world-leading professional association for knowledge exchange.

Award success for law researchers

Award success for law researchers

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2021 11:55 BST

Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have won awards for their law research into the use of legal technology and artificial intelligence at a prestigious conference.

EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint

EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2021 12:04 BST

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses non-fungible tokens and digital art.

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2021 14:24 BST

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.

Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2021 10:33 GMT

Researchers from Northumbria University in Newcastle, and Bogazici University in Turkey, have discovered a new way of examining the structure and dynamics of single protein molecules within the human body – which could help scientists better understand the progression and possible treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Mapping Covid-19 – one year on

Mapping Covid-19 – one year on

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2021 08:00 GMT

Over the last year, academics from Northumbria University have been working with partners in the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves.