The traditional greeting of a handshake could be responsible for spreading bugs and bacteria, according to a study by Aberystwyth University.
Scientists there carried out research, published today in an American scientific journal, which revealed up to ten times more e-coli can be passed on by a handshake, compared to more modern greetings of a high-five or a fist-bump.
Young scientists at the Technocamps Beach Lab in Aberystwyth have been displaying their robotic creations in the town this weekend. The robots were made in after school clubs, using a 3D printer to make the plastic parts needed to build them. Kelsey Redmore reports.
Aberystwyth University has said the new, Penglais Farm, residences will include "a dedicated area for Welsh language students, with a particular social area for Welsh speakers."
It said "these are early days" for considering the Pantycelyn building's future, and it will remain as a Welsh medium hall during the 2014/15 academic year.
Aberystwyth University is fully committed to increasing its Welsh medium provision to ensure that our students are able to contribute to maintaining the University's Welsh language community ethos.
The University is investing over £45m at the Penglais Farm residences. This will be located close to the main Hub building and shared by all the Penglais Farm residents.
The new accommodation will be of a very high standard, comprising self-catering flats with between 6 and 8 bedrooms each; they will all have en-suite facilities, kitchen/eating area/lounge and TV.
The University will now begin a business exercise to explore options for the future of Pantycelyn.
Pantycelyn will therefore remain as a Welsh medium hall (as it is currently) during the academic year, 2014/15.
Student representatives have been part of the discussions all along on the nature of the new accommodation and the facilities available to them.
The University will continue its discussions with Welsh medium students, the Pantycelyn Hall committee and UMCA about the Penglais Farm facilities and how to build and develop the Welsh language ethos there.
Students at Aberystwyth University have been protesting against the closure of Pantycelyn halls of residence.
Aberystwyth's Welsh Students' Union (UMCA) says a new student village where the university plans to move students "is completely unsuitable for the Welsh community."
"There is no sufficient space for Aelwyd Pantycelyn's weekly practice, no UMCA office or Canteen - these are elements that are absolutely essential in maintaining our community of Welsh students. After the lack of consultation on these plans, students have completely lost faith in the University."