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Rumour Has It

Rumour Has It

The author Terry Pratchett once said: “A lie can run around the world before the truth has got its boots on.” Research into false rumours and how they spread is proving particularly pertinent in Trump’s era of so-called fake news and questionable facts

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A Spiritual Clash of Cultures

A Spiritual Clash of Cultures

What happens when Western Daoists go on a pilgrimage to find the ‘real Dao’ in China? A new book follows these pilgrims, tracing the impact on the participants and the monks they visit and offering insights on the state of modern spirituality

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Gangsta Wrap

Gangsta Wrap

Sicily has its Cosa Nostra, Japan has the yakuza, Russia has gangsters and Hong Kong triads. But until now there has been little focus on criminal syndications in modern Mainland China. A new book by Dr Wang Peng, Assistant Professor of Criminology, fills that void

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Disarming the Golden Invaders

Disarming the Golden Invaders

Microbiologist Dr Richard Kao Yi-tsun and his team have developed a novel approach to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that keeps the bugs alive but makes them vulnerable to attack by the human immune system

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The Martian Question

The Martian Question

Infrared remote sensing data returned from Mars suggests that the planet may hold key information on the origins of life, clues that are no longer preserved on Earth

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