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Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust 8 February 2016 Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
  • Bristol Team places fifth in international Drones for Good awards 8 February 2016 Dr Tom Scott and Dr Oliver Payton, with Bristol spin-out company ImiTec Ltd, took their Advanced Airborne Radiation Monitoring System to Dubai and took on 1017 entrants from 165 countries.
  • Bristol student breaks Atlantic rowing record 8 February 2016 After battling storms, sharks, sunstroke and sleep deprivation, University of Bristol student Freddie Wright and best friend Jack Galsworthy have become the youngest pair to row the Atlantic.
  • Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust 8 February 2016 Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
  • New book explores Neolithic island ritual 8 February 2016 Ritual life on Neolithic islands is the subject of a new book edited by Dr George Nash of the University of Bristol’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the late Andrew Townsend, who completed a PhD in archaeology at Bristol.
  • Dr A Brian Hawkins, 1934-2016 5 February 2016 Dr Brian Hawkins, former Reader in Engineering Geology, died in January. His colleague Dr David Nash offers a remembrance.
  • University mourns the passing of Sir Jeremy Morse 5 February 2016 The University is greatly saddened to announce the death of its much-loved former Chancellor, Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG.
  • Bristol archaeologists help pupils explore school’s history 5 February 2016 University of Bristol archaeologists have been working with local primary school children to explore the history of land adjoining Two Mile Hill Primary School in Kingswood.
  • Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage 5 February 2016 The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by the University of Exeter and co-authored by the University of Bristol, published today in Nature Communications.
  • Spotlight on Chinese wartime science at Bristol Museum 4 February 2016 A pop-up exhibition of photographs providing a fascinating insight into Chinese science during the Second World War will feature as part of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend.
  • Virtual museum to bring evolutionary education out of the Stone Age 4 February 2016 Fossils from around the world will be displayed in an online ‘computer game museum’ designed to help teach pupils about the evolution of life on earth. The Virtual Natural History Museum, a project which is being led by a team of palaeontology experts at the University of Bristol, will provide a unique resource to teachers – offering digital access to specimens rarely seen outside of academia.

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