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.
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.
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.
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.
Extent of Moon’s giant volcanic eruption is revealed
Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon’s 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.
Reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions, research suggests
Scientists have produced a rainfall record strongly suggesting that man-made industrial emissions have contributed to less rainfall in the northern tropics.
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.
Excavation of Buddhist temple in top 10 world discoveries
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.