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Awe-inspiring giant Earth installation on display in Bristol 6 August 2019 Following the success of Museum of the Moon in 2017 and The Impossible Garden last summer, the University of Bristol is delighted to host another spectacular installation by Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram.
  • New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally 16 September 2019 A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers a clear climatic signature on rivers globally that challenges existing theories.
  • Europe's oldest lake traces 1.4 million years of Mediterranean climate 10 September 2019 New research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Cologne and including the University of Bristol, has revealed a lake considered to be the oldest in Europe was first established 1.36 million years ago and has existed continuously ever since.
  • Dr Caroline Anne Williams, 1962-2019 3 September 2019 Dr Caroline Williams, who was at the heart of the life and work of the School of Modern Languages for 25 years and a longstanding colleague at the Cabot Institute, died aged 57 on 9 August. Her friend and colleague Dr Sally-Ann Kitts offers this remembrance, bringing together the many memories and expressions of love sent to her by Caroline’s friends and colleagues at the University of Bristol and beyond.
  • Inspired from nature – robots can now learn to swarm on the go 23 August 2019 A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE).
  • Buzz along to the Botanic Garden 23 August 2019 What are the medicinal properties of honey and how can a garden make a difference to pollinators? These and many other questions will be answered at a bee festival later this month.
  • New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle 16 August 2019 New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases.
  • Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying? 16 August 2019 Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol. The study, in collaboration with Syngenta, found that plant circadian rhythms regulate the sensitivity of plants to a widely used herbicide according to the time of day. The findings could benefit agriculture by reducing crop loss and improving harvests.
  • Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle 15 August 2019 The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate.
  • GW4 supercomputer Isambard proves competitive 14 August 2019 Researchers from GW4 universities Bristol and Cardiff assessed the performance of the GW4 Alliance Isambard supercomputer using an open-source Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) code.
  • New insight into glaciers regulating global silicon cycling 14 August 2019 A new review of silicon cycling in glacial environments, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, highlights the potential importance of glaciers in exporting silicon to downstream ecosystems.

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