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The University’s annual prize for engaging the public with science has been awarded to palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte

The University’s annual prize for engaging the public with science has been awarded to palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte.

This prize, awarded during the Edinburgh Science Festival, recognises and rewards the University’s outstanding science...

Published on : Tue, 16/04/2019
Conservation aims set out ahead of UN summit

Conservationists broadly agree on goals for protecting the natural world – but not how to move towards them, a survey shows.

Those working in the field believe that maintaining ecosystems, securing public support, and reducing the...

Published on : Wed, 10/04/2019
Young people in Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods are increasingly likely to encounter tobacco products in their area, a study suggests.

Young people in Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods are increasingly likely to encounter tobacco products in their area, a study suggests.

Published on : Tue, 09/04/2019
Congratulations to Drs' Clare Barnes, Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, and Professor Julie Cupples who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards.

Congratulations to Drs' Clare Barnes, Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, and ProfessorJulie Cupples who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards. 

Clare Barnes is shortlisted for the Van Heyningen award for Teaching in Science and Engineering...

Published on : Tue, 09/04/2019
Cricosaurus bambergensis.  Image credit: Joschua Knüppe/ Sven Sachs

A newly identified species of 150 million-year-old marine crocodile has given insights into how a group of ancient animals evolved.

The ancestor of today’s crocodiles belonged to a group of animals that developed a tail fin and paddle-like...

Published on : Thu, 04/04/2019
Amazon rainforest could become trade war casualty.  Image credit: Luoman/Getty Images

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, researchers have warned.

Increased tariffs saw exports of US soya beans to China halved in 2018, creating a huge shortfall that could trigger...

Published on : Fri, 29/03/2019

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