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How pupil shape can help animals survive

A research collaboration involving Durham University has found that pupil shape can be directly linked to an animal’s place on the food chain, as either the hunter or the prey.

(10 Aug 2015) » More about how pupil shape can help animals survive


Natural mineral could improve health of brownfield land

The quality of soil in our cities can impact on everything from human health to flood resilience and climate change. Dr Karen Johnson, of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University, believes that urban soil should be a priority for government.

(21 Jul 2015) » More about natural mineral could improve health of brownfield land


Philosophy discussions for ten year olds can boost their reading and maths

Encouraging primary school pupils to have philosophical discussions can boost their maths and reading results, according to new research conducted by Durham University.

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Deep space images shed light on dark matter

New images of deep space are helping to shed light on dark matter, the invisible material that accounts for more than 80 per cent of all the matter in the Universe.

(9 Jul 2015) » More about deep space images shed light on dark matter


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


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