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Celebrity

Celebrity aspiration

Young people's talk about celebrities serves important social functions - making sense of the massive inequality and replacing envy with pleasure in being 'ordinary', shows research.

Flowing river

Efficient flood response – 800 years ago

Medieval societies were surprisingly well organised to cope with natural disasters, according to recent findings from the ESRC-funded Earthquakes without Frontiers research programme.

Angry man online

Why the hate? Abusive behaviour in social media

A new ESRC-funded project aims to study the 'social media ecosystem' to better understand how user behaviours, global communication networks and flows of information interact to promote hateful and socially disruptive content.

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The cost of being green

As renewable energy generation grows in popularity, how are wind farms affecting local house prices?

Couple in bed

More partners, less sex: UK sexuality uncovered

We debut early and carry on into older age, but have sex less often than before, according to findings on Brits' sexual behaviour from the third NATSAL survey. However, the frequency of sex for has fallen from over six times to just under five per month over the past decade.

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