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March eNews

Welcome to this month's eNews.

This month we have our top 5 most read items from February 2023, our Editor's choice and our image of the month.

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Top 5 February 2023

1. Professor Ho Teck Hua appointed president of NTU Singapore, published by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on 8/02/23
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) today announced that prominent behavioural scientist and academic leader Professor Ho Teck Hua has been appointed president of the university with effect from 24 April 2023. Professor Ho will be the fifth president of NTU Singapore, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and is ranked among the top 50 in major global academic rankings. Professor Ho joins NTU from the National University of Singapore where he has been senior deputy president and provost since 2018.
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2. New book offers radical view of Shakespeare’s ecopolitics, published by the University of Huddersfield, on 9/02/23
Shakespeare Beyond the Green World - Drama and Ecopolitics in Jacobean Britain proposes that Shakespeare was making radical statements about ecopolitics and environmental issues in many of his later plays.
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3. “The greatest lyricist of our time”, published by the University of Agder, Norway, on 10/02/23
Bob Dylan’s radicalism is political, artistic and religious, claims Bjarne Markussen from the Univeristy of Agder in UiA. He is the editor of a new book about the American singer and poet.
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4. New frog species named after fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, published by Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria, on 14/02/23
A magnificent new species of stream frog from the Andes of Ecuador was named after J. R. R. Tolkien, creator of Middle-earth and author of famous fantasy works "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings. It lives in the pristine streams of the Río Negro-Sopladora National Park, a recently declared protected area that preserves thousands of hectares of almost primary forests in southeastern Ecuador.
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5. Video games: Parents follow the boys with argus eyes, published by the University of Oslo, Norway, on 17/02/23
Two out of three Norwegian boys play computer games daily, nearly four times the number of girls, according to data from the research project EU Kids Online. But is it the mothers or the fathers who are most concerned? The answer might surprise you.
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Editor's Choice

Electrodes grown in the brain — paving the way for future therapies for neurological disorders published by Linköping University on 20/02/2023

The boundaries between biology and technology are becoming blurred. Researchers at Linköping, Lund, and Gothenburg universities in Sweden have successfully grown electrodes in living tissue using the body’s molecules as triggers. The result, published in the journal Science, paves the way for the formation of fully integrated electronic circuits in living organisms.

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Image of the month

The rediscovery of an ethereal fairy lantern brightly illuminates their mysterious past published by Kobe University on 24/02/2023

After more than 30 years, Professor Kenji Suetsugu et al. have rediscovered Thismia kobensis, a type of mysterious-looking rare plant commonly referred to as 'fairy lanterns'. Thismia kobensis was presumed extinct and the surprise rediscovery of this Japanese variety has illuminated hidden aspects of fairy lanterns that have puzzled and fascinated botanists for centuries.

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Image caption: The rediscovered ethereal fairy lantern Thismia kobensis at the new locality. As the moniker fairy lantern denotes, it looks like a tiny lantern that illuminates the dark forest floor. Photographed by Kenji Suetsugu.

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