Fossilised snake shows its true colours31 March 2016A study of a ten-million-year-old fossilised snake has shown for the first time that mineralised tissues can preserve evidence of colour, shedding new light on how ancient organisms would have looked.
Bullet indicates Lawrence of Arabia was no liar31 March 2016A bullet fired by Lawrence of Arabia during one of his most famous acts of guerrilla warfare has been discovered in the Arabian desert by a team of archaeologists, led by the University of Bristol, confirming the accuracy of Lawrence’s own account of the attack in his war memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Professor Geoffrey Eglinton FRS, 1927-201624 March 2016Geoffrey (Geoff) Eglinton, Professor of Organic Geochemistry and Professor Emeritus in the School of Chemistry, then Senior Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, died at home on 11 March after a short illness. His colleague and friend, Professor James Maxwell, offers a remembrance.
Human carbon release rate unprecedented in past 66 million years24 March 2016Humans are releasing carbon about 10 times faster than during any event in the past 66 million years, according to new research from the University of Hawaii, the University of Bristol and the University of California, published in Nature Geoscience.
€6.4 million to develop cloud computing server22 March 2016A consortium has been awarded €6.4 million to develop a new type of cloud computing server, which could lead to much faster processing, better resource allocation and overall lower power and cost.
Autism genes are in all of us, new research reveals21 March 2016New light has been shed on the genetic relationship between autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and ASD-related traits in the wider population, by a team of international researchers including academics from the University of Bristol, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Aerospace Day to encourage women into engineering21 March 2016Students from local schools will be at the University of Bristol tomorrow [Tuesday 22 March] for the first Airbus Group Aerospace Day to promote aerospace engineering as an exciting and achievable career path for women.
University a key player in Bristol Learning City18 March 2016The University of Bristol has joined forces with Bristol City Council, local businesses and other education providers and advocates to cement the city’s strong commitment to lifelong learning through its participation in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
Caroline Earnshaw, 1979-201617 March 2016Caroline Earnshaw, Graduate Administration Manager and Undergraduate Student Administrator in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), died in January aged 37. Her friend and colleague, Catherine Foster, offers a tribute.
Big Tick Project warns of threat from new tick-borne diseases16 March 2016Recent confirmed cases of Babesia canis in dogs that have not travelled abroad, have increased the need for surveillance of tick-borne disease in the UK, according to scientists at the University of Bristol conducting the Big Tick Project in conjunction with MSD Animal Health.
Bristol researchers wow Westminster15 March 2016Researchers from the Schools of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Bristol won gold and bronze awards respectively in the final of the SET for Britain Exhibition, held in Westminster on 7 March.
Dogs needed to help with arthritis study14 March 2016Owners of dogs with osteoarthritis are helping with the Bristol Dog Arthritis study being run by the University of Bristol, but even more dogs are needed to help.
Engineering students meet their mentors11 March 2016More than 550 first-year students at the University of Bristol met with over 160 industry experts last month as part of the Faculty of Engineering’s mentoring scheme.
Bristol celebrates all things Francophone11 March 2016A taste of southern France will come to Queen Square next week when University of Bristol students and staff stage a pétanque competition in the gravel paths of the square.
Bristol cryptographer elected international Fellow10 March 2016A University of Bristol cryptographer has been elected a Fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR), an accolade that is only given to a select group of cryptographers worldwide.
University musicians revive lost Cleopatra cantata10 March 2016The Vision of Cleopatra, a piece of choral music unheard in over a hundred years, will be performed by the University of Bristol’s student choral society and symphony orchestra this Saturday [March 12]. The full score of the cantata, which was lost in the London Blitz, has been reconstructed by Professor John Pickard in Bristol’s Department of Music.
University Boat Race takes over Bristol Harbourside10 March 2016Bristol’s floating harbour will once again play host to the Annual Varsity Boat Race on Saturday [12 March], in a day of fierce competition which pits the University of Bristol against the University of the West of England (UWE).