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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


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


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


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


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

Image of Yok Balum Cave, Belize

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


Rehabilitation programmes for domestic violence perpetrators can work

The vast majority of men who abuse their partners stop their physical and sexual violence if they attend a domestic violence perpetrator programme, according to new research.

(12 Jan 2015) » More about rehabilitation programmes for domestic violence perpetrators can work


Excavation of Buddhist temple in top 10 world discoveries

Image of Pilgrims meditate at Maya Devi Temple

The uncovering of the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha to a specific century has been featured amongst the top 10 world discoveries of 2014 by the Archaeological Institute of America’s Archaeology Magazine.

 

(7 Jan 2015) » More about excavation of Buddhist temple in top 10 world discoveries


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