Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust 8 February 2016 Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
- Stronger evidence found for link between prenatal exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma 10 February 2016 Researchers have provided new evidence that developing asthma can be linked to pregnant women and infants being exposed to paracetamol; by testing that the association was not simply due to the medical complaint for which the person is taking paracetamol. The findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
- Collaboration seeks to create open solutions to urban challenges 10 February 2016 Bristol Is Open and NEC Corporation have signed a long-term partnership agreement to develop the open programmable city.
- Dinosaurs take over Bristol Museum for British Science Week 10 February 2016 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be celebrating British Science Week (11-20 March 2016), with a Dinosaur Takeover. Bristol Museums have partnered with dinosaur experts at the University of Bristol to deliver an exciting half day experience for school groups in the region, packed with thrilling dinosaur-related activities.
- Bristol students put their brains to the test for BBC 6 Music hack event 10 February 2016 Students and young people from across Bristol will be harnessing the power of music at an exciting ‘hack’ event, part of The Fringe supported by BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.
- Bristol Team places fifth in international Drones for Good awards 8 February 2016 Dr Tom Scott and Dr Oliver Payton, with Bristol spin-out company ImiTec Ltd, took their Advanced Airborne Radiation Monitoring System to Dubai and took on 1017 entrants from 165 countries.
- Bristol student breaks Atlantic rowing record 8 February 2016 After battling storms, sharks, sunstroke and sleep deprivation, University of Bristol student Freddie Wright and best friend Jack Galsworthy have become the youngest pair to row the Atlantic.
- Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust 8 February 2016 Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
- New book explores Neolithic island ritual 8 February 2016 Ritual life on Neolithic islands is the subject of a new book edited by Dr George Nash of the University of Bristol’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the late Andrew Townsend, who completed a PhD in archaeology at Bristol.
- Dr A Brian Hawkins, 1934-2016 5 February 2016 Dr Brian Hawkins, former Reader in Engineering Geology, died in January. His colleague Dr David Nash offers a remembrance.
- Sir Jeremy Morse, 1928-2016 5 February 2016 Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG, Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1989 to 2003, died on 4 February. Sir John Kingman FRS, former Vice-Chancellor of the University, offers this remembrance.