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Gwyneth Paltrow

Goop: a classicist’s take on the ‘power’ of ancient remedies

Lifestyle company Goop – founded and run by actor and businessperson Gwyneth Paltrow – was fined US$145,000 (£112,000) for making unscientific claims about products on its website: specifically, that its jade and rose quartz eggs, intended to be inserted vaginally, could help to balance hormones and regulate menstrual cycles.

1st November 2018
Bicycle basket full of fruit and vegetables

Vegans: why they inspire fear and loathing among meat eaters

Food critic William Sitwell has resigned as editor of Waitrose’s in-house magazine following a row over his astonishingly hostile response to a freelance journalist who proposed a series of articles on veganism.

1st November 2018
Woman testing an African man for HIV

New research into how Kenyan communities view medical male circumcision

Academics at The Open University (OU) have received a research grant from the Wellcome Trust to research how Kenyan communities view medical male circumcision.

1st November 2018
Image of Europe from Space

OU renews partnership to develop imaging technology for space

The Open University (OU)’s Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) and innovative technology company Teledyne e2v have just agreed a new five-year partnership to advance imaging detector technology for space science and earth observations.

31st October 2018
Robert Mpiira, BRAC International’s Country Research Coordinator in Uganda

Day 215, Year of #Mygration: The Role of Refugees in Development Management: Are Refugees a Burden or a Blessing? A View From Uganda

Today’s post comes from Robert Mpiira, BRAC International’s Country Research Coordinator in Uganda, and current Commonwealth Scholarship student studying for an MSc in Development Management with The Open University

31st October 2018
Female student at graduation ceremony

OU PhD students to benefit from £100M award

The OU is part of a consortium that will benefit from £100M funding for studentships and will gain three to five students per year.

31st October 2018
Children looking through a telescope

OU researcher leads impact review

An OU researcher has led the review of the relatively new research impact requirement in a new Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC) review published this month (October 2018).

31st October 2018
Photo of Munich by Oleksandr Masliuchenko

Day 214, Year of #Mygration: Methods in Motion with the mothers of Munich & Birmingham

Today’s article comes from Agata Lisiak, former Visiting Fellow at The Open University and Professor of Migration studies at Bard College in Berlin, Germany. She explores the fast-changing world of research into migration and belonging

30th October 2018
Union jack flag

Day 213, Year of #Mygration: Migration goes both ways: How Brits changed the world

'It's easy to forget that the British Isles have proved as fertile a ground for migrants heading elsewhere as it has a pull to migrants from overseas', says Professor Tanja Bueltmann from Northumbria University. Today she looks at the impact British migration to the US

29th October 2018
Cartoon saying Refugees Welcome

Day 212, Year of #Mygration: What is this political space we call 'immigration'?

Today we share an article originally published on openDemocracy and later shared on OpenLearn, by Dr Steve GarnerHead of Criminology & Sociology at Birmingham City University. In it, he explores four frames that inform how ‘white Brits’ perceive immigration

26th October 2018

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