Photographs of faces may not be adequate proof of a person's identity and this could have serious implications for the accuracy of passport photographs in determining identity according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
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Researchers from the UK and Hong Kong will be researching themes that arise in our everyday lives including parenting styles, education and management practices as well as global issues including sustainability and migration.
Becoming an Avon cosmetics Sales Representative is helping some poor South African women escape poverty as well as inspiring many with self-confidence and hope according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
World experts in social, biological and medical science will today (Monday 25 June 2012) in Edinburgh to discuss how they can cooperate to improve our understanding of the way behaviours and life experiences influence how our genetic inheritance is expressed (epigenetics)
David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, has appointed Mr Martin Rosenbaum as a new council member to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Over the next 20 years the proportion of older people living within the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities in the UK will increase significantly according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The legal system needs to take greater account of new discoveries in neuroscience that show how a difficult childhood can affect the development of a young person's brain which can increase the risk adolescent crimes, according to researchers.
Often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the right answer.
People make complex judgements about a person from looking at their face that are based on a range of factors beyond simply their race and gender, according to findings of new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).