January Media Highlights



LJMU knowledge and expertise hit the headlines in January with stories and commentary in New Scientist, The Independent, BBC News 24, The Liverpool Echo, BBC 5 Live and more.

Here are some of our highlights:

- Daniel Perley (ARI) – Independent – How Black Holes form - new research.

- George Wilson (Sport & Exercise Sciences) – Sky Sports – Commentary on a dispute between the racing industry and the jockey's union on riding weights and jockey's welfare.

- Paul Fergus and Carl Chalmers (Computing & Maths) – New Scientist – new AI to detect animals in the wild

- Andre Keil (History) – Liverpool Echo - The plight of homosexuals and other groups/Holocaust Remembrance Day

- Renske Smit (ARI) - BBC News 24 – Commentary explaining the mission and excitement around the James Webb Telescope (BBC interview no longer available)

- Peter Falkingham (Biological & Environmental Sciences) – Wales Online - Peter is part of a team led by the Natural History Museum, which identified dinosaur tracks in S. Wales

The Conversation

Jan 14 - Neil Simcock (Biological & Environmental Sciences) posits that means-testing support for fuel-poor households will leave millions in hardship.

Jan 12 - Daniel Perley (ARI, as above) It’s long been a mystery how black holes form, now astronomers are on the verge of cracking it. 

Jan 12 - Rob Erskine (Sport & Exercise Sciences) Although ‘training to failure’ may be popular among people who regularly lift weights, it might not be as beneficial as some claim, writes Rob.

Jan 7 - Sarah Schiffling (LBS)  Supply Chains in 2022: Some of the problems are easing but there will be more turbulence in supplies



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