Comment and opinion
California's rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes
Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has recommended that ‘urgent attention’ must be given to improving education in the North of England. Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education looks at the evidence for the North East.
Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security
Does missing one week of school lead to lower grades?
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Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk
Professor Gillian Foulger , Professor Jon Gluyas and PhD student Miles Wilson from the Department of Earth Sciences explain how their research showed that mining-related activity accounts for the largest number of earthquakes.
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It's important to listen to imaginary voices – just ask Virginia Woolf
60% of primate species now threatened with extinction
(19 Jan 2017) » More about 60% of primate species now threatened with extinction
Durham University is key to bright future
The importance of having one of the world’s top 100 universities is central to Durham’s position as a first-class business destination – and there are dynamic plans in place to accelerate the momentum of recent years.
(9 Jan 2017) » More about Durham University is key to bright future
China's new Silk Road is all part of its grand strategy for global influence
Professor Anoush Ehteshami explains how China's "One Belt, One Road" project may strengthen its global influence.
Babies don’t need sleep coaches – but sometimes their parents do
Whose fault is PISA?
(16 Dec 2016) » More about whose fault is PISA?
Families bereaved during the Troubles stymied by funding block on legacy inquests in Northern Ireland
Lecturer Dr Catherine Turner, Durham Law School, says fears that legacy inquests might be a means of rewriting history has left some families caught in the middle of a political battle over how to deal with Northern Ireland's past.
New translation of infamous novel
The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade, banned in Britain in the 1950s for its sexually violent content, has now been published as a Penguin Classic in a new translation by Dr Tom Wynn from Durham University and Dr Will McMorran from Queen Mary University of London.
Here Tom Wynn talks about the infamous novel and the debates it ignites about sex, violence, ethics and literature.
(12 Dec 2016) » More about New translation of infamous novel
Moana fulfils Disney's long journey from timid princess to empowered working woman
Professor Mark Learmonth, Durham Business School and colleagues Nancy Harding (University of Bradford) and Martyn Griffin (University of Leeds) have written a study on the depiction of the working woman in Disney films.
How PTSD treatment can learn from ancient warrior rituals
Does global warming mean the Arctic's fabled energy resources will finally be exploited?
Ankle tags, house arrest and forced relocation: how does Britain balance security and civil rights?
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