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Universe’s hidden supermassive black holes revealed

Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe.

(6 Jul 2015) » More about Universe’s hidden supermassive black holes revealed


Decision to reject Lancashire fracking plan a sign of public uncertainty, expert says

The decision by Lancashire County Council not to allow test drilling for fracking indicates that there is public uncertainty about onshore exploration and especially shale gas, a Durham University expert says.

(29 Jun 2015) » More about Decision to reject Lancashire fracking plan a sign of public uncertainty, expert says


Modern housing reduces malaria risk

Housing improvements could reduce malaria cases by half in some settings, according to research involving Durham University.

(9 Jun 2015) » More about modern housing reduces malaria risk


Wearing red can make you appear angry and dominant

Men who wear red clothes send out a signal that they are angry and aggressive, in much the same way as if their face had reddened, suggests research.

(13 May 2015) » More about wearing red can make you appear angry and dominant


Durham University research partnership with world-leading company wins prestigious award

Durham University’s research and development strengths have been highlighted with a prestigious award celebrating partnerships with industry.

(12 May 2015) » More about Durham University research partnership with world-leading company wins prestigious award


Who is closer - your doctor or your pharmacist?

If you have easy access to good healthcare, your chances of being healthy are significantly increased. That’s not rocket science.

(7 May 2015) » More about who is closer - your doctor or your pharmacist?


Most of Britain’s national parks don’t have the “right rocks” for fracking

Most of Britain’s national parks are unsuitable for fracking due to their geology, according to experts at Durham University.

 

(30 Apr 2015) » More about most of Britain’s national parks don’t have the “right rocks” for fracking


General Election 2015 – Durham University expertise

A selection of Durham University experts who are available for comment to the media in the lead-up to, and during, the upcoming 2015 General Election is listed below. Additionally, we have a selection of students who will be available for comment on General Election issues.

 

(23 Apr 2015) » More about General Election 2015 – Durham University expertise


Victorian baby teeth could help predict future health of children today

Sketch of famine scene

Baby teeth from children who died during the 1845-52 Irish famine could help predict the future health of children born today, according to new research by the Universities of Durham and Bradford.

(16 Apr 2015) » More about Victorian baby teeth could help predict future health of children today


Durham University technology blasts into Space to seek better treatments for bone disease

Image of Professor Stefan Przyborski

A rocket has blasted into Space carrying technology developed at Durham University for use in experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS).

(15 Apr 2015) » More about Durham University technology blasts into Space to seek better treatments for bone disease


First potential signs of “interacting” dark matter suggest it is not completely dark after all

Image of galaxy cluster Abell 3827

Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity.

(15 Apr 2015) » More about First potential signs of “interacting” dark matter suggest it is not completely dark after all


£1.5m scholarship for postgraduate students

Durham University is offering £1.5m of scholarships for eligible postgraduate taught students in the academic year 2015/16.

(14 Apr 2015) » More about £1.5m scholarship for postgraduate students


Natural chemical could help attract and kill pregnant malaria carrying mosquitoes

Researchers have found for the first time that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes – a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts.

(20 Mar 2015) » More about natural chemical could help attract and kill pregnant malaria carrying mosquitoes


Building work to start on “iconic” Durham University research centre

Construction work is due to start next month on a new £11.5m research centre for Durham University, designed by the architect behind the redevelopment of New York’s World Trade Center.

(8 May 2015) » More about Building work to start on “iconic” Durham University research centre


How reliable are our memories?

Our ability to remember forms the basis of who we are and is a psychological trick that fascinates cognitive scientists.  Dr Charles Fernyhough explains.


Banking reform should not rely on US model

As the government considers the structure of the banking system, Professor Ranald Michie argues that policymakers should have regard to UK banking history and not rely only on the American historical model.