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Rehabilitation programmes for domestic violence perpetrators can work

The vast majority of men who abuse their partners stop their physical and sexual violence if they attend a domestic violence perpetrator programme, according to new research.

(12 Jan 2015) » More about rehabilitation programmes for domestic violence perpetrators can work


Excavation of Buddhist temple in top 10 world discoveries

Image of Pilgrims meditate at Maya Devi Temple

The uncovering of the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha to a specific century has been featured amongst the top 10 world discoveries of 2014 by the Archaeological Institute of America’s Archaeology Magazine.

 

(7 Jan 2015) » More about excavation of Buddhist temple in top 10 world discoveries


Shaping the future of aviation

More than 1,000 aircraft carrying passengers all over the world have more efficient engines, saving fuel and causing less pollution, as a result of turbine technology developed at Durham University.

 

(19 Dec 2014) » More about shaping the future of aviation


“World-leading” research across all Durham University subjects, according to national assessment exercise

Durham University research has been assessed as “world-leading” across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities in a national exercise to determine the quality of research in UK universities.

(18 Dec 2014) » More about “world-leading” research across all Durham University subjects, according to national assessment exercise


Reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions, research suggests

Image of Yok Balum Cave, Belize

Scientists have produced a rainfall record strongly suggesting that man-made industrial emissions have contributed to less rainfall in the northern tropics.

(9 Feb 2015) » More about reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions, research suggests


“Clearer picture needed if UK intends to develop its shale gas resource”

A clearer picture of the UK’s geology is needed if it is to develop its shale gas resource, a Durham University expert has said.

(3 Dec 2014) » More about “Clearer picture needed if UK intends to develop its shale gas resource”


How reliable are our memories?

Our ability to remember forms the basis of who we are and is a psychological trick that fascinates cognitive scientists.  Dr Charles Fernyhough explains.


Banking reform should not rely on US model

As the government considers the structure of the banking system, Professor Ranald Michie argues that policymakers should have regard to UK banking history and not rely only on the American historical model.