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Scientists discover new part of brain that remembers faces

Neuroscientists have discovered the closest thing to the infamous "grandmother neuron" - they have identified the cells responsible for how the brain remembers faces.
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The Digital Services Act is tiptoeing towards regulatory failure

Konstantinos Komaitis, Senior Director, Policy Development at the Internet Society argues that upload filters should not be part of the proposed DSA legislation.
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Research finds abused parents do not teach children emotional skills

A study by the University of Georgia finds that parents who experience childhood mistreatment can fail to teach their children emotional skills.
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Making the world more inclusive

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, explores how COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of the lived experience of persons with disabilities and discusses why we have a duty to make the world more inclusive for them.
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New research explores digital evolution of US extremist groups

On 6 January, 2021, the world watched as an angry crowd broke into the US capitol building - here, researchers explore the evolution of US extremist groups and how this moment of violence happened.
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Communication strategies are critical for vaccine rollout

Adam Enterkin, Global SVP Sales at BlackBerry, explores the critical role of secure crisis communications for the vaccine rollout and the value of a communication strategy to combat misinformation.
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Mobile app acceleration during the pandemic

Mike Rhodes, CEO of ConsultMyApp, discusses what businesses must do to leverage their mobile apps/digital brand and survive in a post-covid era.
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Creating a healthier post-coronavirus culture

Sue Johnson Gregory, principal consultant, and Tim Powlson, senior business consultant at Entec Si, explain how to build a stronger, more joined up workforce in the face of future healthcare crises.
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Poll finds 61% of people in France think AstraZeneca vaccine is unsafe

According to a new YouGov poll, 61% of people in France now believe that the AstraZeneca vaccine is unsafe, with Germany following closely at 55% - creating fears about the potential impact of vaccine hesitancy on the rollout.
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Tackling vaccination misinformation with local government communications

Karen Steel at Granicus discusses how local government communications could significantly help to stop the spread of COVID misinformation, especially when it comes to vaccinations.
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Crispin Associates – Specialists in carbon-reducing networked photocopiers and printers

At Crispin Associates we provide sound and environmentally-friendly, professional, advice on printing and communication to all our customers.
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Twitter whistleblowers discussed COVID-19, one month before Government declaration

Researchers are looking into Twitter whistle-blowers who raised concerns about suspicious 'pneumonia' cases, one month before the Chinese Government announced the existence of COVID-19.
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The vital role of patient communications in the UK’s vaccination hubs

Paul Bensley, Managing Director at X-on, discusses how patient communications could be the only way to solve complex logistical considerations for mass vaccination.
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Research explains why students keep their cameras turned off

In a survey of 312 students, researchers explored why students were keeping their cameras turned off - despite encouragement from teachers, and a general sense of wanting to see their classmates.
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Researchers explain the science behind “hearing the dead” 

According to Durham University, mediums who are "hearing the dead" can have a history of unusual auditory experiences - they are more likely to experience absorption, which is linked to altered states of consciousness.
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Infodemic: The other face of epidemics (COVID-19)

Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness Department at the World Health Organization, explains how COVID-19 is accompanied by fighting an infodemic.
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49% of young adults in US feel deep loneliness during lockdown

Loneliness during lockdown is one of the most universal afflictions - when researchers studied young adults in the US, they found "alarming" levels of COVID-19 depression.
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How to implement an effective crisis management system in schools

Adam Enterkin, SVP EMEA, BlackBerry, provides practical advice for the education sector to bring its secure communication plans back up to date with an effective crisis management system.
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The impact of face coverings on Deaf students

Clare Vale, managing director of Sign Solutions, discusses the impact face coverings have on Deaf university students and how communication can be improved.
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5 steps the public sector should follow when making information accessible

Fiona McParland, Publishing Manager, APS Group, highlights 5 steps that public sector organisations should consider when making information accessible.

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