Was Seahenge created for a ritual to extend the summer during climate change battle?

New research into an ancient timber circle discovered on a Norfolk beach and dubbed 'Seahenge' suggests it was created in response to a period of extreme climatic deterioration at the close of the third millennium BC.

Thyroid disease isn't the end for your career prospects, new study finds

How employers behave towards workers experiencing thyroid dysfunction could play a critical part in addressing the UK's labour market challenges.

Soft 'robo arm' could help stroke recovery

People recovering from strokes could soon have their recovery boosted by a new 'soft robotic arm' being developed at the University of Aberdeen.

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Witch hunts early example of profiling

Dr William G Naphy is a Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Aberdeen specialising in the Reformation and social control   As Halloween approaches, the perennially popular witch costume will be donned by guisers across the country. Images of witches have appeared in various forms throughout history—from evil, wart-nosed women...

Getting to the heart of the matter

Professor Dana Dawson is from the University of Aberdeen’s Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Unit and a consultant cardiologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Can you die of a broken heart? For those unfortunate enough to have experienced it, it can certainly feel like that. I am part of a group of scientists researching...

You are when you eat - how time of eating influences body weight

Did you eat breakfast this morning, or skip this meal to rush to work, or to sleep longer? If you don’t eat breakfast, is it because you don’t feel hungry and can’t face food first thing? If you prefer to hit the snooze button for a longer sleep, or choose to...

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