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2013-07-22 13:24:06

New research reveals that people who migrate to wealthier countries aren't any happier Do migrants from Eastern European countries become happier once they have settled in Western Europe? A University of Leicester sociologist has investigated this question -- and the answer might make potential migrants think twice before packing their bags. Most migrants were no happier after migration -- and migrants from Poland were significantly less happy. In a paper published in 'Migration...

Viewing Platform Erected At Richard III, Grey Friars Dig Site
2013-07-12 06:29:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As archaeologists continue to find pieces of medieval artifacts at the Richard III/Grey Friars dig site under a car park in Leicester, team officials are inviting the public to watch workers do their thing. A public viewing platform was erected at the site on July 10, which allows all passersby a chance to stop and have a look at what is being unearthed at the excavation site. The site has been under excavation since the beginning...

3D Map Of Richard III's Grave Created Using LiDAR
2013-07-11 06:42:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Excavators are currently on a month-long dig at the site of the former Grey Friars church at a car park in Leicester, looking to uncover medieval artifacts and possibly the graves of three beheaded friars from the early 1400s. Meanwhile, one University of Leicester researcher is busy creating 3D models of the grave site of Richard III, who was hastily buried in an unmarked grave in 1485 and discovered last September. David...

Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial. A group of friars who were beheaded for treason by King Henry IV in 1402 may have been buried at the church site, some 80 years before Richard III was hastily buried with neither coffin nor shroud. While researchers were...

Leicester Interns Unearth Medieval Artifacts At Richard III Dig Site
2013-07-09 06:19:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just a few days into a month-long excavation of Grey Friars church in Leicester, where University of Leicester researchers uncovered the grave of King Richard III last September, university interns have already found some interesting artifacts. Year 12 intern Emma Link and archaeology undergraduate Claire Calver have just begun work at the dig site and have already unearthed some medieval remains. As part of their work at the...

Archaeologists Begin New Dig At Richard III Burial Site
2013-07-02 06:29:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly five months since remains found in a car park in Leicester, England were proven to be those of Richard III, a new study is being undertaken by researchers at University of Leicester to shed new light on the final resting place of the fallen king. Experts plan to spend the next several weeks carefully digging up the burial spot at the site of the once erect Grey Friars church in hopes of revealing much more about the...

King Richard III Hastily Buried In Grave Without Shroud Or Coffin
2013-05-24 10:46:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new review on the University of Leicester´s discovery of Richard III´s remains underneath a car park in Leicester has found that the slain King of England was buried in a “hastily dug grave.” The review reveals for the first time specific details of the grave where King Richard III was buried after an excavation team unearthed the site last year. The peer-reviewed paper is published in the journal Antiquity....

2013-05-17 10:43:23

Use of new analysis techniques provides food for thought about how people lived 5,000 years ago They have uncovered evidence for the first time that people living in Xincun 5,000 years ago may have practiced agriculture —before the arrival of domesticated rice in the region. Current archaeological thinking is that it was the advent of rice cultivation along the Lower Yangtze River that marked the beginning of agriculture in southern China. Poor organic preservation in the study...

2013-05-02 08:37:14

-- Phase II, randomized, placebo-controlled study at Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester (UK) will measure primary efficacy endpoint of change from baseline in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) -- TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CellAegis Devices, Inc., announced today the first clinical trial program in the European Union to evaluate the use of the Company's autoRIC(TM) Device for Chronic Remote Ischemic Conditioning...

2013-04-29 14:24:48

Study finds hundreds of lives could be prolonged if women in poorer areas were diagnosed with breast cancer at same stage as those in affluent areas Hundreds of women with breast cancer living in England's most deprived areas would have better survival rates if they were diagnosed at the same stage as those who lived in affluent areas. A new study led by the University of Leicester, working with colleagues from Public Health England and the University of Cambridge, investigated how much...