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Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage 5 February 2016 The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by the University of Exeter and co-authored by the University of Bristol, published today in Nature Communications.
  • 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.
  • University mourns the passing of Sir Jeremy Morse 5 February 2016 The University is greatly saddened to announce the death of its much-loved former Chancellor, Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG.
  • Bristol archaeologists help pupils explore school’s history 5 February 2016 University of Bristol archaeologists have been working with local primary school children to explore the history of land adjoining Two Mile Hill Primary School in Kingswood.
  • Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage 5 February 2016 The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by the University of Exeter and co-authored by the University of Bristol, published today in Nature Communications.
  • Spotlight on Chinese wartime science at Bristol Museum 4 February 2016 A pop-up exhibition of photographs providing a fascinating insight into Chinese science during the Second World War will feature as part of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend.
  • Virtual museum to bring evolutionary education out of the Stone Age 4 February 2016 Fossils from around the world will be displayed in an online ‘computer game museum’ designed to help teach pupils about the evolution of life on earth. The Virtual Natural History Museum, a project which is being led by a team of palaeontology experts at the University of Bristol, will provide a unique resource to teachers – offering digital access to specimens rarely seen outside of academia.
  • Women are seen more than heard in online news 3 February 2016 It has long been argued that women are under-represented and marginalised in relation to men in the world’s news media. New research, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news. The study, which is the largest undertaken to date, found men’s views and voices are represented more in online news than women’s.
  • Loss of wild flowers across Britain matches pollinator decline 3 February 2016 The first ever Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators, led by the University of Bristol, shows that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects, providing new evidence to support the link between plant and pollinator decline.
  • Sonic tractor beam goes to Hollywood 3 February 2016 University of Bristol research assistant Asier Marzo demonstrated the world’s first sonic tractor beam to Hollywood actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
  • Greenland ice sheet releasing “Mississippi River” worth of phosphorus 2 February 2016 Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons of phosphorus every year – as much as the mighty Mississippi River releases into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new study.

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