The impulsive brain

31 May 2001

Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush? The tendency to choose instant gratification rather than wait for a larger reward is linked to drug addiction, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anti-social behaviour.

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New Fellowship to investigate Venice flooding

16 May 2001

A new Research Fellowship has been established to examine the threat that flooding poses to the City of Venice. Whilst areas of Britain are now facing regular floods, and climate change is leading to higher rates of coastal erosion, Venice faces a far starker threat to its future with flooding now a regular and destructive feature of life in Venice.

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US Supreme Court Justice gives inaugural lecture

15 May 2001

The Hon Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 15 May, 2001 to present the inaugural lecture in the Sir David Williams Lecture Series.

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