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Universities are encouraged to improve recruitment targets concerning disadvantaged students. Photo: University of Manchester

Universities could face ‘nuclear’ penalties for failing disadvantaged students

The new head of OFFA has promised to encourage wider participation at UK universities

At crucial moments in sport, players report the sensation of time slowing. Photo: Kay Lubwika

Athletes experience time differently, says research

Athletes perception of time changes when they are competing, according to research published by UCL

The Alan Turing Building

New Monopoly edition commemorates Alan Turing

‘Father of computer science’ gets own edition of popular board game

'magic carpet' developed by University of Manchester scientists can detect and prevent falls

Scientists reveal ‘magic carpet’

University of Manchester scientists reveal a ‘magic carpet’ that could help detect and prevent falls

Yedoma permafrost is releasing ten times more carbon than previously thought, threatening a huge rise in atmospheric levels. Photo: UoM

‘Permafrost threatens massive carbon release,’ warns Manchester academic

Dr Bart van Dongen, of the University of Manchester, has warned that a collapsed ice wall in Siberia is releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than was previously thought

Photo: Dave Hamster

North West exports slump in second quarter

North West’s biggest export industries experience demand slump from key export partners

New Professor at Man Met is a Harvard-Oxford academic. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

News In Brief 17 Sept

Manchester to get new super-fast 4G mobile network; Man charged over suspected gas explosion; New Prof at Man Met

The University of Manchester will receive part of £10 million made available by the government in order to open up publicly funded research to the public. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

Manchester to receive share of £10m to open up research

Britain’s top research universities will receive £10 million from the government in order to open up research to the public

Owen Paterson, the new Environment Secretary, has alarmed greeen groups with his history of anti-environment support. Photo: TheCityUK @flickr

Green groups condemn Environment Secretary appointment

The Manchester Green Party has described Owen Patterson as “last sort of person we want in charge of the environment”

The John Rylands Library

‘A Clockwork Orange’ exhibit opens at John Rylands Library

50th anniversary of revolutionary novel celebrated at the John Rylands Library

Andrew Van Home (pictured) has been jailed for ten years. Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Man jailed after deliberately crashing car into house

A man has been jailed after a violent rampage, “all over a spilt drink”

David Schofield vigil

Family of bus crash victim appeal for thief to come forward

One year after his death, the 21-year-old’s family appeal for the criminal to come forward