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Awe-inspiring giant Earth installation on display in Bristol 6 August 2019 Following the success of Museum of the Moon in 2017 and The Impossible Garden last summer, the University of Bristol is delighted to host another spectacular installation by Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram.
  • Buzz along to the Botanic Garden 23 August 2019 What are the medicinal properties of honey and how can a garden make a difference to pollinators? These and many other questions will be answered at a bee festival later this month.
  • New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle 16 August 2019 New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases.
  • Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying? 16 August 2019 Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol. The study, in collaboration with Syngenta, found that plant circadian rhythms regulate the sensitivity of plants to a widely used herbicide according to the time of day. The findings could benefit agriculture by reducing crop loss and improving harvests.
  • Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle 15 August 2019 The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate.
  • GW4 supercomputer Isambard proves competitive 14 August 2019 Researchers from GW4 universities Bristol and Cardiff assessed the performance of the GW4 Alliance Isambard supercomputer using an open-source Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) code.
  • New insight into glaciers regulating global silicon cycling 14 August 2019 A new review of silicon cycling in glacial environments, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, highlights the potential importance of glaciers in exporting silicon to downstream ecosystems.
  • University garden recognised as one of the world’s best green spaces 13 August 2019 For the fourth year running, a public garden at the University of Bristol has been recognised as one of the very best in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme.
  • Sustainable student spin-out wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 8 August 2019 University of Bristol alumnus, Charlie Guy, has been crowned national ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and awarded £30,000 at the Shell Enterprise Development Awards 2019, to grow and develop his sustainable farming company LettUs Grow.
  • Awe-inspiring giant Earth installation on display in Bristol 6 August 2019 Following the success of Museum of the Moon in 2017 and The Impossible Garden last summer, the University of Bristol is delighted to host another spectacular installation by Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram.
  • Genes that first enabled plants to grow leaves identified by scientists 6 August 2019 The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified by University of Bristol researchers. The findings, published in Current Biology [1 August], explain how a 450-million years ago a switch enabled plants to delay reproduction and grow shoots, leaves and buds.

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