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Rethinking pensions

06 June 2013

Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years – and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will r...

Misjudging the risk of extreme events

20 May 2013

Both insurance buyers and insurance sellers frequently fail to assess risks accurately, according to new research. An esrc-supported report concludes that when people make assessments about rare event...

Trust me - I'm a politician

20 May 2013

Politicians will find it hard to persuade voters to trust them more because there's a big gap between the kinds of behaviour the two camps think of as unethical, according to new research

Water, flooding and public trust

20 May 2013

The government’s white paper water for life highlights challenges and policy options for our water resources. Several esrc-funded research projects have focused on aspects of water management - and...

The challenges of AIDS - past and present

20 May 2013

Thirty years after the first reported cases of aids, a unique gathering of experts are examining the early response to the epidemic in the lecture series "aids @ 30: three decades of responding to hiv...

Tired? Work in groups

20 May 2013

The risk of inflexible thinking increases when you're tired - but working in a team and consulting others helps to make the right decision, shows research

We are all copycats

20 May 2013

We can’t help but copy other people’s actions, shows research on automatic imitation. A study revealed that rock-paper-scissors players subconsciously copied each other’s hand shapes – even if...

Staying safe online

14 May 2013

The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer interne...

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