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Earth Sciences - Astronomy - 29.05.2018
Major GNSS project to boost potential for 'satellite' farming in Brazil
The University of Nottingham is working with Brazilian and EU partners to solve atmospheric interference problems that hamper satellite-based positioning in equatorial countries like Brazil.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - 04.05.2018
Measuring earthquakes on Mars
The NASA InSight mission, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is due to launch from California aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 12.05pm (BST) today (Saturday 5 May). Image credit: UK Space Agency Oxford University is to contribute to a new mission to Mars, which will be the first to study the heart of the Red Planet and measure 'Marsquakes' from its surface.

Earth Sciences - Careers / Employment - 24.04.2018
Gender inequality is 'drowning out' the voices of women scientists
Gender inequality is ’drowning out’ the voices of women scientists
A University of Cambridge researcher is calling for the voices of women to be given a fairer platform at a leading scientific conference.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - 17.04.2018
New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series
New ocean plankton species named after BBC’s Blue Planet series
A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta , has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences - 09.04.2018
New land motion map shows the human impact on the UK landscape
Researchers at the University of Nottingham who developed groundbreaking technology which was used to create the first country-wide land motion map of Scotland, have scored another first by creating a new UK-wide ground motion map. Using thousands of satellite radar images, the technology was applied under license by Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL), an innovative University spin-out company, to create a complete land motion map of the UK as a natural progression from the first country-wide map of ground motion in Scotland.

Earth Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 27.02.2018

Environment / Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences - 19.02.2018
Carbon dioxide ’pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs
Scotland's marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, and could be damaged irreparably by the CO2 ‘pulses' created by industrial activities, land run off or natural tidal processes.

Earth Sciences - 19.02.2018
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales. The Anthropocene has become a term used by scientists all over the world, seeking to put a marker on when humans began to leave a significant impact on the planet.

Earth Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 24.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Electroengineering - 10.01.2018
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 10.01.2018

Earth Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 14.12.2017

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 13.12.2017
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences - 12.12.2017

Earth Sciences - Astronomy - 21.11.2017
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn's moon Titan
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn’s moon Titan
A new study, led by a University of Bristol earth scientist, has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. Titan's polar atmosphere recently experiences and unexpected and significant cooling, contrary to all model predictions and differing from the behaviour of all other terrestrial planets in our solar system.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences - 16.11.2017
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 26.10.2017
'Bandit-masked' feathered dinosaur hid from predators using multiple types of camouflage
’Bandit-masked’ feathered dinosaur hid from predators using multiple types of camouflage
Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed how a small feathered dinosaur used its colour patterning, including a bandit mask-like stripe across its eyes, to avoid being detected by its predators and prey. By reconstructing the likely colour patterning of the Chinese dinosaur Sinosauropteryx , researchers have shown that it had multiple types of camouflage which likely helped it to avoid being eaten in a world full of larger meat-eating dinosaurs, including relatives of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as potentially allowing it to sneak up more easily on its own prey.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 25.10.2017
Campaign and Cardiff launch tool-kit to link evidence and policymaking
The University and the Campaign for Social Science have worked together to develop a new online tool-kit designed to help new researchers improve their political impact.

History / Archeology - Earth Sciences - 24.10.2017
Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Inheritance has been a topic of fascination in Britain for centuries. It provides a tantalising glimpse of what people are worth, and offers a reliable dose of drama about how wealth is passed on, who gets richer, and who misses out.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy - 24.10.2017
Underwater sound waves help scientists locate ocean impacts
Scientists have developed a new method to locate the precise time and location that objects fall into our oceans. The method, developed by researchers from Cardiff University, uses underwater microphones, also known as hydrophones, to listen for underwater sound waves that are emitted when an object hits the sea surface.

Earth Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 23.10.2017
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake. This is the first time that machine learning has been used to analyse acoustic data to predict when an earthquake will occur.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 10.10.2017
New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom
A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century. The University's specimen, announced today as Protoichthyosaurus applebyi, is a holotype - the valuable original specimen that describes a new species.

Earth Sciences - 06.10.2017
New study analyses volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before
New study analyses volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before
Building on existing information and databases relating to volcanic fatalities, scientists from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, been able to classify victims by activity or occupation and look at the distance of their death from the volcano. It is hoped the findings, published recently in the Journal of Applied Volcanology , will help increase our understanding of volcanic hazards and the subsequent threat to life.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Earth Sciences - 25.09.2017
Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop disease
Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop disease
New research reveals for the first time the most likely months and routes for the spread of new strains of airborne 'wheat stem rust' that may endanger global food security by ravaging wheat production across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the wider world. New races of wheat rust are threatening wheat worldwide, and we need to know which areas are at risk Chris Gilligan Stem rust, named for the blackening pustules that infect plant stems, caused devastating crop epidemics and famine for centuries before being tamed by fungicides and resistance genes.

Physics / Materials Science - Earth Sciences - 25.09.2017
New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter
New type of supercomputer could be based on ’magic dust’ combination of light and matter
A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 20.09.2017
New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new toothpaste which repairs decaying teeth using 'bioactive' glass.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences - 18.09.2017
Urgent emission reductions needed to achieve 1.5°C warming limit
Significant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C; a new Oxford University partnership warns.

Earth Sciences - 13.08.2017
Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work | University of Cambridge
Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work | University of Cambridge
Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape them.

Earth Sciences - 03.08.2017
August: dinosaur skin | News | University of Bristol
August: dinosaur skin | News | University of Bristol
Detailed analysis of the fossilised skin of a newly discovered species of dinosaur has revealed that despite being the size of a tank and heavily protected with armour, it was still hunted by savage predators. Palaeobiologist and expert on fossil pigments Dr Jakob Vinther , from the University of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences worked with researchers from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada to study the 18-foot long specimen's exquisitely well-preserved form.

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.07.2017
Discovering the sunken pirate city
Research uncovering the secrets of the 17 th century pirate town of Port Royal in Jamaica, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1692, will be showcased in a new documentary. ‘Drain the Sunken Pirate City' will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on Wednesday 26 July at 9pm, and will show how experts have used new state-of-the-art technology to uncover the secrets hidden beneath the waters of Jamaica's Kingston Harbour.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 20.07.2017
Link identified between continental breakup, volcanic carbon emissions and evolution
Link identified between continental breakup, volcanic carbon emissions and evolution
Researchers have found that the formation and breakup of supercontinents over hundreds of millions of years controls volcanic carbon emissions. The results , reported , could lead to a reinterpretation of how the carbon cycle has evolved over Earth's history, and how this has impacted the evolution of Earth's habitability. The link between oxygen levels and the burial of organic material allowed life on Earth as we know it to evolve, but our geological record of this link needs to be re-evaluated.

Earth Sciences - 19.07.2017
'Shadow network' keeps communities safe from deadly volcano
’Shadow network’ keeps communities safe from deadly volcano
New research by the University of East Anglia (UEA), and co-authored by the University of Bristol, shows that 'shadow networks' linking volunteers with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer. These informal networks see community members working in close collaboration with scientists and government officials on monitoring, communications, training and evacuation processes.

Media - Earth Sciences - 11.07.2017
Ultramarathon challenge for Cardiff graduate
Jamie Maddison, a former student of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, is setting off on a 100-mile ultramarathon in Kazakhstan this September.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy - 06.07.2017
First real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during major earthquake
First real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during major earthquake
First real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during major earthquake (6 July 2017) A team of researchers led by the Department of Earth Sciences has collected the first real-time measurements of Earth's surface displacement during a major earthquake, as published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Earth Sciences - 04.07.2017
Exploring geothermal energy potential
Exploring geothermal energy potential
Researchers at the University's Durham Energy Institute (DEI) are exploring the Earth's geothermal energy potential.

Chemistry - Earth Sciences - 27.06.2017
Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals
Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals
Recent increases in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, could delay recovery of Antarctic ozone levels by 5-30 years, depending on emissions scenarios.

Earth Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 26.06.2017
Expedition aims to discover how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients in the sea
Expedition aims to discover how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients in the sea
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, is preparing to take part in research expedition to coastal Greenland where they will examining, for the first time, how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the oceans. One of the big unknowns about future supplies of nutrients to the oceans is the impact of melting glaciers and ice sheets.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - 20.06.2017
Mission to discover habitable Earths given green light
Mission to discover Earth-sized planets and super-Earths in the habitable zone of the solar system - scientifically led by the University of Warwick - given the go-ahead by European Space Agency PLATO will be launched 1.5 million km into space - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky, looking for regular dips in brightness as planets pass by them It will investigate seismic activity in some of the host sta

Earth Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 19.06.2017
Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs
Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new Oxford University research has found. Researchers from the Oxford University Department of Earth Science worked in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter and Southampton to trace the global impact of major volcanic gas emissions and their link to the end of the Triassic period.

Literature / Linguistics - Earth Sciences - 13.06.2017
Mapping project will open up new routes to uncharted territory
Mapping project will open up new routes to uncharted territory
What if fictional places in books, such as Middlemarch, Treasure Island, Barsetshire and Gormenghast, could be generated as maps and even 3D visualisations out of the text itself?

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 08.06.2017
World’s ‘first named dinosaur’ reveals new teeth with scanning tech
Cutting-edge technology at WMG, University of Warwick sheds fresh light on world's first scientifically-described dinosaur, Megalosaurus Previously unseen teeth revealed in the jawbone , and historic restorations less extensive than thought Digital 3D image of the fossil created with CT scanning technology and specialist analysis software - enabling researchers to see inside jawbone in great detail for the first time Megalosaurus is held at the

Environment / Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences - 02.06.2017
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