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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.
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.
Modern housing reduces malaria risk
Housing improvements could reduce malaria cases by half in some settings, according to research involving Durham University.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Victorian baby teeth could help predict future health of children today
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.
Durham University technology blasts into Space to seek better treatments for bone disease
A rocket has blasted into Space carrying technology developed at Durham University for use in experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS).
First potential signs of “interacting” dark matter suggest it is not completely dark after all
Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity.
£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.
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.
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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.