Category: Science

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How do athletes keep their cool under extreme pressure? Dr Philip Clarke, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby Online Learning, explores.

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What is the science behind a white Christmas? Dr Richard Pope, Reader in Climate Change at the University of Derby explains all.

A pile of Brussels sprouts

No doubt you know people who have a pile of them on their dinner plate, and other people who go ‘eeewwww’ at the mere thought of sprouts. But why is this? Dr Ian Turner, Head of Forensic Science, investigates.

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A roundup of recent research news stories from the University of Derby, including computer algorithms, eDNA techniques and the role of emotional bias in law

A person holding a cricket

Karim Vahed, Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby, discusses why the scaly cricket should have its DNA sequenced.

A bush-cricket on a branch

Dr Karim Vahed, Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby, explains pioneering research into the sex lives of dark bush-crickets and the reasons why females actively avoid mating with the same male.

A bee on a flower

Dr Miles Richardson, Director of Core Psychology Programmes for the University of Derby Online Learning, explains how people can become closer to nature.

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To mark International Women’s Day, Aradhana Mehra, Head of the Research Centre in the College of Life and Natural Sciences, explains the importance of encouraging women to pursue careers in science and technology (STEM).

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Dr Zaheer Hussain, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, gives his top tips on how to cut down smartphone use and embrace a digital detox.

Cocoa beans on table

Imagine a world without chocolate. No chocolate biscuits, no chocolate cake, no chocolate pudding at Christmas, no Easter eggs, and no chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Unimaginable? Well, that could potentially become our reality if we do not support the farmers that provide us with cocoa beans, which make our chocolate.