Fate of turtles and tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature 22 September 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research.
- Bristol-inspired ‘green’ initiative wins global UNESCO award 23 September 2016 An NUS initiative, inspired by the University of Bristol, has won a UNESCO award for encouraging universities across the UK to be more environmentally friendly.
- Patterns of Greenland ice loss similar to 20 thousand years ago 22 September 2016 A new study based on GPS measurements of the Earth’s crust suggests that previous calculations of past and present-day mass loss in the Greenland Ice Sheet may have been underestimated.
- Fate of turtles and tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature 22 September 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research.
- Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings 22 September 2016 Stress is a common problem often resulting in poor health and mental disorders. New research has revealed that current concepts on how stress hormones act on the brain may need to be reassessed.
- UK academics call on UN to defend the rights of people in need of humanitarian protection 22 September 2016 Academics from UK universities including Bristol, Middlesex, Warwick, Loughborough, King’s College London, Queen Mary, York, and Durham have called on delegates to this week’s United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants to defend the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
- New sculpture celebrates 15th anniversary of Bristol’s twinning with Guangzhou 20 September 2016 A Kapok flower sculpture has been unveiled at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden to mark the 15th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Bristol and Guangzhou in southern China, which continues to develop and strengthen.
- Taster course helps local students get ‘access to Bristol’ 20 September 2016 The University of Bristol will be welcoming over 23,000 students to the city over the next week as the new academic year begins.
- What’s hopping around in your pond? 19 September 2016 A free, innovative educational app that teaches children about the lifecycle and habitats of tadpoles has been developed and launched by computer science students from the University of Bristol.
- University of Bristol set to welcome over 23,000 students to the city 16 September 2016 The University of Bristol will be welcoming over 23,000 students to the city over the next week as the new academic year begins.
- Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes 16 September 2016 Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.