University of Leicester

Brexit ‘May Not Have Happened If 3% More Britons Were In University’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK

Britain may have voted to remain in the EU if an extra three percent of its population were in or had been to university, according to new research. ...

A Zombie Outbreak Would Need Less Than A Year To Effectively Wipe Us Off The Planet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Tech

If there’s one thing that we love doing, it’s depicting the end of our own species through the form of some terrifying zombie apocalypse. What sh...


Tracey Agyeman | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

Exploring the Genetic Links Between Height and Coronary Heart Disease

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

Researchers have known for some time that there is relationship between height and coronary heart disease risk. However this is the first piece of science to establish that this genetic link exists regardless of influences from other socioeconomic or environmental factors.

This Guy Is Making Richard III Feel More At Home

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK

15th century re-enactors were among those attending Sunday's ceremonies that mark the beginning of a series of events before the reburial of Richard ...

Here's The Proof That The Sun Is Evil

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

If last week's halloween stunt from the Sun didn't convince you that the Sun is inherently evil than perhaps this will. Astronomers from the Univer...

Domestic Abuse Barbie Art Project Shows Realities Of Violence Against Women

SWNS | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's Barbie as you've never seen her before - as a model of domestic abuse. A student artist has painted black eyes, bruises and blood onto the p...

'Mars Hopper' Concept Could See A British Leaping Robot On Red Planet

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Tech

Britain might be about to send its own robot to Mars. And while it might not be quite as impressive as Nasa's Curiosity - it won't be the size of a ca...

Leicester Cathedral Reveals Richard III Burial Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

Britain’s last Plantagenet King is to be buried in Leicester under a raised tomb carved from Yorkshire limestone, it has been revealed. The announce...

Human-To-Space Teleportation Would Take Longer Than The Age Of The Universe

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Tech

While it takes just seconds in 'Star Trek', academics have now determined that it would actually take a very long time to beam Scotty up to the USS En...

Beam me up, Scotty?

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

In popular sci-fi, teleportation allows you to zip into orbit quicker than the time it takes to say "Beam me up, Scotty". The reality - even if the...

A State Funeral for Richard III?

Jon Ashworth | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

So we have received the news that Richard III fans have been waiting for. The skeletal remains found last year in Greyfriars car park in my Leicester South constituency are indeed those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.

This Is What Travelling At Light Speed Would Really Look Like

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech

Above: what travelling at hyper speed would really look like It is a quirk of Hollywood and derivative science fiction that most of us are pretty...

Richard III: Top 10 Facts About The Last Yorkist King Of England

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

He was born on 2 October 1452 in Northamptonshire. His early years were dominated by the Wars of the Roses, which his father, Richard Plantagenet, Duk...

Experts Have A Hunch They've Found Richard III

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

In what has been described as a major chapter in the history of England, archaeologists searching for the body of King Richard III have found an adult...

Batman Could Fly But 'Wouldn't Survive Landing'

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

Batman could fly, but he wouldn't survive the landing because his wingspan is too short, according to researchers. Four students from the Universit...

You're Only Going to Understand What I Mean By Peng if You're My Kind of Person...

Professor Julie Coleman | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Julie Coleman

Newspapers have been reporting that Sheffield Springs Academy has decided to ban slang in an attempt to improve their students' employability. By all means teach them how to speak appropriately, but isn't that like telling children not to put peas up their nose?

How Stressful Are Your Cervical Smear Appointments?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A new study reveals the stress, anxieties and pain that women can suffer when undergoing a cervical smear test, prompting experts to call for a more p...

Leicester Students And Professors Unveil Star-Trek Style Diagnosis Unit

PA | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Professors and university students unveiled a futuristic disease detection facility on Wednesday after spending four years developing and researching ...