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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

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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


University research grant includes £4.7m to support PhD students

Durham University has received a boost for its training programme for researchers of the future with an increase in funding from the Government.

(26 Mar 2015) » More about University research grant includes £4.7m to support PhD 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


Extent of Moon’s giant volcanic eruption is revealed

Scientists have produced a new map of the Moons most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.

(18 Mar 2015) » More about extent of Moon’s giant volcanic eruption is revealed


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.

(17 Mar 2015) » More about general Election 2015 – Durham University expertise


Research finds intriguing member of black hole family tree

A newly discovered cosmic object may help provide answers to some long-standing questions about how black holes evolve and influence their surroundings, according to a new study involving Durham University.

(6 Mar 2015) » More about research finds intriguing member of black hole family tree


Huge cosmic collisions could help identify dark matter

Dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, narrowing down the options for what this mysterious substance might be, according to new research involving Durham University.

(27 Mar 2015) » More about huge cosmic collisions could help identify dark matter


High-definition scans suggest effects of smoking may be seen in unborn babies

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers’ unborn babies, new research has suggested.

(23 Mar 2015) » More about High-definition scans suggest effects of smoking may be seen in unborn babies


Reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions, research suggests

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Scientists have produced a rainfall record strongly suggesting that man-made industrial emissions have contributed to less rainfall in the northern tropics.

(9 Feb 2015) » More about reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions, research suggests


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.