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“Learn how to see, realise that everything connects to everything else” Leonardo de Vinci
Businesses are largely shaped by two important events in human development history; 1) industrial revolution and 2) globalization. Societies evolved, economic development brought prosperity but at the expense of nature and its finite resources (Cain and Hopkins 2016; McDonough and Braungart 2002; Allen 2003).
Publication date: 15 July 2019
Study shows severe loss of central Indian Ocean coral reefs between 2015 and 2017
By comparing reefs before and after two extreme heatwaves only 12 months apart, a collaborative team of researchers including scientists from Bangor’s School of Ocean Sciences found that living hard corals in the central Indian Ocean reduced by 70%. Despite this, their results suggest that some coral species are more resilient to rising temperatures, which offers hope for these vital habitats.
Publication date: 12 July 2019
Our behaviour is largely tied to how well we control, organise and carry out movements in the correct order. Take writing, for example. If we didn’t make one stroke after another on a page, we would not be able to write a word.
Publication date: 12 July 2019
It’s the season for a cold afternoon ‘gin & tonic’ on ice. We may question the health impact of one too many, but what is the environmental footprint of that classically delicious aperitif? An international team of researchers teamed up with a pioneering distillery manager to answer this question in a study published in the scientific journal Environment International.
Publication date: 10 July 2019
New research suggests how you can get the edge over your competitors in endurance sport
You have probably caught yourself muttering some encouragement to yourself, perhaps when you were facing a particularly difficult physical challenge, or experiencing some sort of stress; “Come on, you can do this!” or “I know I can do this!”
Sports psychologists have now found that speaking to yourself in the second person: “You need to dig deep!”, is actually more effective than speaking to yourself in the first person, “I need to dig deep!”
Publication date: 9 July 2019
Bangor University will welcome the XVIth International Congress of Celtic Studies between 22-26 July, with guest speakers from across the globe headlining a packed agenda of talks, seminars and field visits.
Held once every four years, the Congress is the main international forum for experts in the field of Celtic Studies and its first visit to Bangor will be a notable event for the institution. So far, around 400 delegates from no fewer than 25 countries, and representing over 100 academic institutions and organisations, have registered to attend the Congress at Bangor. The Congress at Bangor has received financial support from the Learned Society of Wales and Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Publication date: 8 July 2019
A Stanley Kubrick expert at Bangor University has published a new book uncovering the hidden story of the director’s controversial final film, Eyes Wide Shut.
Titled Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film, it is the first book to explore in detail Stanley Kubrick’s last movie, which raised eyebrows with its sexually charged material.
Publication date: 4 July 2019
HAY FESTIVAL MEDIA RELEASE
Novelist Alys Conran from North Wales has been named recipient of the Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Gwyl y Gelli / Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellowship for 2019-2020.
Publication date: 3 July 2019
With Island Games fever ready to hit North Wales when the 2019 Gibraltar Island games begin on Saturday 6th July, the School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University have teamed up with Ynys Môn Island Games Association to provide expert support to Island games athletes in their pursuit for success at the games.
Publication date: 28 June 2019
Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts to land on the Earth’s satellite. This year alone, China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon, while India is close to landing a lunar vehicle, and Israel continues its mission to touch down on the surface, despite the crash of its recent venture. NASA meanwhile has announced it wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole by 2024.
This article by Mattias Green, Reader in Physical Oceanography, School of Ocean Sciences and David Waltham, Professor of Geophysics, Royal Holloway is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
Publication date: 25 April 2019