No substantive evidence for ‘pause’ in global warming 24 November 2015 There is no substantive evidence for a ‘pause’ or ‘hiatus’ in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
- Passive smoking is associated with earlier delivery and lower birth weight 24 November 2015 It has been known for more than 50 years that a mother who smokes whilst pregnant is more likely to give birth to her baby prematurely. But what if a mother doesn’t smoke but lives with someone who does? New research by academics from the University of Bristol has found women exposed to passive smoking, on average, deliver their babies earlier and with lower birth weights compared to unexposed women.
- Bristol medic recognised as rising star by Royal College of Psychiatry 24 November 2015 A University of Bristol medical student has received a double honour from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- No substantive evidence for ‘pause’ in global warming 24 November 2015 There is no substantive evidence for a ‘pause’ or ‘hiatus’ in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
- From lab bench to backbench 23 November 2015 Two academics from the University of Bristol will be swapping a lab coat for legislation when they visit the House of Commons for a week in Westminster. The week (23-26 November) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society- the UK’s national academy of science, with support from the Government Office for Science.
- A row-bot that loves dirty water 23 November 2015 Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. The Row-bot mimics the way that the water boatman moves and the way that it feeds on rich organic matter in the dirty water it swims in.
- Fruit flies provide new insight into body’s rhythms 23 November 2015 Researchers from the University of Bristol have gained a new insight into how the circadian clock responds to changes in temperature.
- University enterprise leader secures top position 23 November 2015 Nick Sturge, Director of the Engine Shed enterprise hub and the University of Bristol’s SETsquared Centre, has been named as the new Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West regional chairman.
- Polarization vision gives fiddler crabs the edge in detecting rivals 23 November 2015 Fiddler crabs use polarization vision to sense the approach of rivals, scientists at the University of Bristol have found. The research, carried out in Panama, is the first field-based evidence that animals use polarization vision to enhance the detection of objects.
- Asylum seekers enjoy landmark moment 20 November 2015 Bristol-based asylum seekers enjoyed a real landmark moment in the city yesterday [19 November] when they visited the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building.
- Royal award recognises global impact of Bristol’s volcanology research 19 November 2015 The University of Bristol has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education – the highest accolade for any academic institution – in recognition of its world-leading research in volcanology.