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Science news around the world this week

Fiona Batchelor reports on key science stories from around the globe

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The Loneliness Experiment launched

A University of Manchester psychologist leads an experiment which aims to explore what loneliness looks like in our world today

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Citizen science project aims to unpick ‘Secrets of Happiness’

University of Manchester clinical psychologist, Dr Sara Tai, has started a new collaborative project to unpick what happiness is

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The science of attraction

Why are you attracted to someone? Is it hormones? Or maybe your immune system?

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The science of gambling with Guardian Live

As part of Manchester Science Festival, the science of gambling explored the psychology and statistics behind casinos, all with a cabaret-style twist

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The bodies nobody cares about

The media and societal spin on body image is causing dangerous consequences for a generation of body dysmorphic men; what can we do?

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Get Psyched!

Manchester Psychology Society are ready for a new year with a packed programme of events, open to students of all disciplines.

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University spends £20,000 to build a pub

London South Bank University is using the bar as a psychology experiment

Prof Parker's suspension by MMU was protested worldwide. Photo: Ian Parker

‘I am not the only member of staff who has been under attack at MMU,’ says Parker

Internationally renowned Professor says ‘sorry’ to sudents in open letter after quitting MMU following ‘bullying and harassment’

Prof Parker's suspension by MMU was protested worldwide. Photo: Ian Parker

Prof Parker: Relieved to escape MMU’s ‘bullying and harassment’

Professor Ian Parker speaks to The Mancunion following his resignation from MMU

MMU suspended Professor Parker in October on charges of "gross professional misconduct”. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

MMU Prof resigns in protest

Professor Ian Parker has resigned and his students claim they have not been offered any alternative supervision

Professor Geoff Beattie

You have been evicted: ‘Big Brother psychologist’ lecturer fired

Professor Geoff Beattie plans to appeal ‘gross misconduct’ charges