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Politics - Law - 14.12.2016
Thomas Muir - new evidence unearthed
New Court of Session papers, missing for more than 200 years, have been unearthed by the Faculty of Advocates and Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow. The newly found papers shine light on Thomas Muir and how he courted controversy in his early years, which may have contributed to his treatment by the justice system in later life.

Politics - Health - 08.09.2016
Links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
Links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry , also found that some adverse life events and levels of political engagement were associated with a lower risk of SVPT.

Politics - 07.07.2016
Boredom can lead to more extreme political views
Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London and the University of Limerick. Published in the European Journal of Social Psychology , the findings are based on one experiment and two scientific surveys carried out in the Republic of Ireland.

Media - Politics - 19.05.2016
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai
A new study has found that seemingly positive media coverage of feminist campaigner Malala Yousafzai is actually full of patronising assumptions about women in Muslim countries. The study analysed more than 140,000 words of coverage of activist Yousafzai in the nine months after she was attacked by the Pakistani Taleban.

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