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  • Meerkats

    Meerkats that may be used to interacting with visitors in zoos responded positively but cautiously to the sudden return of people after the first COVID-19 lockdown ended, a new study suggests.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/scientists-monitor-meerkats-response-to-returning-zoo-visitors

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    Tom Vickers reflects on the latest Supreme Court running on Uber Drivers' claims to be 'workers'

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/supreme-court-rules-that-uber-drivers-are-workers-a-step-forward-but-more-changes-are-needed

  • Cave bear skulls

    Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of an extinct cave bear using a 360,000-year-old bone – the oldest genome of any organism from a non-permafrost environment.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/dna-from-360,000-year-old-bone-reveals-oldest-non-permafrost-genome-and-a-new-evolutionary-history-for-extinct-cave-bear

  • graphic of different people with masks on

    New research has showcased a mixed picture on the time and the availability of volunteers during the pandemic. According to the latest results of the Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer, 40% of the 710 respondents have experienced a decrease in the amount of unpaid time contributed by volunteers since March with just 27% reporting an increase.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/research-suggests-change-to-volunteering-commitment-during-pandemic

  • Mobile phone

    Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access traditional services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/digital-platforms-could-enable-monitoring-of-mental-health-crises-in-real-time,-say-researchers

  • Group of three young people around a table

    Belief in conspiracy theories is heightened as adolescents reach 14 years of age, reveals new research involving Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/14-could-be-peak-age-for-believing-in-conspiracy-theories

  • Inter-generational family outside

    A new study has revealed that strong family bonds are vital in coping with the distress and challenges of extreme life events but supporting each other through tough times can also lead to collective suffering.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/02/strong-family-bonds-can-both-help-and-hinder-recovery-from-extreme-life-events

  • People around a table with a city in the background

    The culture and personality traits of people living and working within a city or region can influence its economic success by combining to determine the potential for human agency – the capability to act and make a change – according to new research.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/01/personality-traits-of-people-living-and-working-within-regions-impact-on-economic-success

  • Cat in a home

    Almost half of domestic cats are being kept solely indoors, with the number expected to grow, a new study suggests.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/01/almost-half-of-cats-kept-indoors,-with-urbanisation-and-fears-over-pet-safety-driving-the-increase,-study-suggests

  • Spitting cobra (Image Wolfgang Wüster)

    Snake venom evolution is associated with a role in defence, rather than the wide consensus that it has been driven solely for capturing prey, according to a new study involving Nottingham Trent University.

    ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2021/01/spitting-cobras-show-snake-venom-can-evolve-for-defence