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BAME participation in English cricket is strong, but players from a minority background report experiencing exclusion and racism. can hopefully help stamp that out, says academic.
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: diversity must be one of the rewards of a successful tournament
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Unlike other mammals, the naked mole-rat is almost completely immune to cancer, with just a few documented cases worldwide. Uncovering why could help prevent or treat the deadly disease.
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Black plastics used for food packaging are hard to recycle - but these researchers have figured out a way to release the carbon and create cables for renewable energy.
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Professor Paul Gregg, who resigned from the Social Mobility Commission in 2017, says Jeremy Corbyn's proposal to drop social mobility as a policy goal in favour of social justice is part sense, part nonsense.
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Researchers found an effective way to keep employees physically and mentally healthy, while also increasing their productivity.
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"Universities must create a culture of honest accounting by including the hefty carbon costs of areas such as travel and transport (often accounting for more than a quarter of universities’ emissions) and food, and then set about reducing them."
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New party, old boy's club? Nigel Farage's Brexit Party isn't bringing in women voters. A professor of politics explains why.
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Children view charity as much more than monetary donations. For them it is an embodiment of a set of behaviours, actions and values which are rooted in ideas of fairness and empathy.
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Music therapist playing a guitar, singing with parents to their baby on the ward and other forms of music therapy have been shown to offer a way for parents to connect with their premature baby while they are in hospital.
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Being double jointed means you're doubly bendy – find out how it works, from an expert in biomechanics.
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Participants of clinical trials can easily communicate online – and this poses a big problem for medical researchers.
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Under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, thousands of babies were taken from their families by the state as part of a system to create an ideal Spanish family.
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Without the work of universities, we would not have been awakened to the climate emergency. But if even they then ignore the teachings of their research, how on earth can we expect anyone else to act, asks academic?
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Music therapy has been shown to reduce the amount of time premature babies spend in hospital.
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Picking up litter in the park, helping homeless people, curing cancer and solving climate change: for children, charity is about much more than just monetary donations.
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Music therapy improves the health of premature babies and boosts parental bonding
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Fewer people are giving money to charity – but giving children more autonomy to help choose the charities their schools and families support could help.
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Universities have alerted us to the scale of the climate crisis – now they must lead in showing society how to solve it.
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Solving climate change, helping the homeless, picking up litter – for children, charity is about more than money
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