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Skull scan of Hesperocyon gregarius with inner ear highlighted in red (credit: Julia Schwab)

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.

A study has revealed that the first species of dog – called Hesperocyon gregarius – pounced on its prey in the...

Published on : Fri, 11/01/2019
Emeritus Professor Brian Upton (pictured to the right) has been awarded the Collins Medal by The Mineralogical Council

Emeritus Professor Brian Upton has been awarded the Collins Medal by The Mineralogical Council 

Brian Upton, Emeritus Professor of Petrology and Senior Honorary Professional Fellow, has been awarded the Collins Medal.

The Collins Medal...

Published on : Thu, 10/01/2019
Double win for PhD students Frazer Christie (recent graduate); and Richard Delf at SAGES

Double win for Frazer Christie and Richard Delf at the SAGES Annual Science Meeting 2018. 

It was a double success win for Edinburgh PhD students Frazer Christie (recent graduate); and Richard Delf at the recent Scottish Alliance for...

Published on : Wed, 12/12/2018
Emiel with a local family in Cambodia

PhD student Emiel de Lange was awarded an Early Career Grant by the National Geographic Society

Emiel  de  Lange, PhD student, has  been  awarded  an  Early  Career  grant  by  the  National Geographic Society.

Emiel will receive $10K...

Published on : Wed, 12/12/2018
Mera glacier in Nepal.  Image credit:  Amaury Dehecq

Scientists studying glacier movements in the world’s highest mountains have gained valuable insights into how they are responding to changing climates.

Published on : Mon, 10/12/2018
A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) hunting for tundra voles and lemmings in the Canadian Arctic

A picture of a red fox on the hunt in the Canadian Arctic has secured a national photography award for a PhD student at the School of GeoSciences.

Sandra Angers-Blondin, who is studying in the School of GeoSciences, was the student winner in...

Published on : Mon, 03/12/2018