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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
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
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
Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.

Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.

Bursts of evolutionary activity that increased the number and variety of animals began...

Published on : Thu, 21/03/2019
Scientists suggest Earth's core contains silicon - the same material which formed the sun.  Credit: Rost/Getty Images

Scientists shed light on make-up of Earth’s core

Advanced laboratory techniques reveal that our planet’s metal centre – more than 1,800 miles below the surface – also contains silicon, an element commonly found in stony meteorites.  The...

Published on : Wed, 20/03/2019

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