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Digital fixes can help creative sector flourish

Data experts are being encouraged to help the creative industries find hi-tech solutions to a range of digital challenges.

Country houses research inspires medal success

An Edinburgh student has received a prestigious medal for insightful research into representations of national identity in 18th-century Scottish country houses

Auld Lang Syne ritual lodged in Scotland’s past

It is a custom observed worldwide by millions every New Year … now research has uncovered why revellers link arms when they sing Auld Lang Syne.

Study shows how news shapes humanitarian aid

Media coverage of humanitarian crises can increase governments’ allocation of emergency aid — whether or not the crisis merits it, a study suggests.

Disparities in breast cancer care quality have reduced

Mammogram being performed
Regional variation in chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer across Scotland has reduced significantly over the past 15 years, according to a new study.

Trump and Thunberg share storytelling skills

The views of Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg may differ on climate change but their speeches on the issue have more in common than people might think, a study suggests.

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