Nick Vail

Is sunlight the secret to happiness?

As somebody revising for their final exams, it doesn’t take a lot to rile me up. Last week I was a victim of British Summer Time. The clocks went forward and, for the first time in weeks, I woke up in the dark. I got to the library in a...
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Posted Apr. 3, 2017

Science explained: The U1

The horror of the U1 is probably one of the few things every Warwick student can agree on. We’ve all done it: stood at the campus interchange in the dark and cold waiting for the U1. You wait and wait then two buses, sometimes more, show up at the same...
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Posted Mar. 28, 2017

Looking ahead to 2017

As the political upheaval of a generation continues, Nick Vail looks at how Trump and Brexit could affect science in the next year.   Trump Under Trump, scientists studying climate change the world over are afraid. In 2012 he called global warming a concept created by the Chinese in order...
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Posted Jan. 6, 2017

Emotional wellbeing decides elections, say Warwick researchers

New research by the University of Warwick claims the emotional wellbeing of voters is the deciding factor in elections and referendums, as opposed to economics or party platforms. The research involved over 4000 UK respondents being interviewed annually to determine whether people consider past performance of political parties when voting....
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Posted Dec. 27, 2016