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Botanic Garden the place to bee this weekend 2 September 2015 Insect pollination is important for the production of many crops, including apples, strawberries and tomatoes, but these important insects are under threat from multiple pressures including loss of habitat, intensive farming, pesticides and disease. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can help the 1,500 species of insects, including bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies, wasps, butterflies and moths that pollinate plants in the UK.
  • Botanic Garden the place to bee this weekend 2 September 2015 Insect pollination is important for the production of many crops, including apples, strawberries and tomatoes, but these important insects are under threat from multiple pressures including loss of habitat, intensive farming, pesticides and disease. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can help the 1,500 species of insects, including bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies, wasps, butterflies and moths that pollinate plants in the UK.
  • University of Bristol welcomes new Vice-Chancellor 2 September 2015 Professor Hugh Brady takes over as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol today [2 September]. He becomes the University’s 13th Vice-Chancellor, taking over from Professor Sir Eric Thomas who retired last month after 14 years as academic leader and chief executive of the world-leading university.
  • Providing HIV treatment shown to be cost-saving for companies 1 September 2015 Offering treatment programmes for staff infected with HIV will save companies money in the long run, according to new research looking at the impact such a programme has had on the South African mining industry.
  • First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats 1 September 2015 The ability of some bats to spot motionless prey in the dark has baffled experts until now. By creating the first visual images from echolocation, researchers reveal we have been missing how bats sense their world.
  • Study suggests couples need better antenatal care following fertility treatment 1 September 2015 Couples who have successfully conceived following fertility treatment need additional antenatal care and support, new research has found. Two per cent of all births in the UK are a result of fertility treatments such as IVF. An increasing body of evidence suggests the needs of these parents are often not adequately addressed, leaving them feeling abandoned in some cases.
  • Just how good (or bad) is the fossil record of dinosaurs? 28 August 2015 Everyone is excited by discoveries of new dinosaurs – or indeed any new fossil species. But a key question for palaeontologists is ‘just how good is the fossil record?’ Do we know fifty per cent of the species of dinosaurs that ever existed, or ninety per cent or even less than one per cent? And how can we tell?
  • Goth teens could be more vulnerable to depression and self-harm 28 August 2015 Young people who identify with the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
  • Massive collaboration tests reproducibility of psychology studies 27 August 2015 An international investigation into the reproducibility of psychological science by 270 researchers, including academics from the University of Bristol, is published today in Science Magazine.
  • Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs 26 August 2015 A team of scientists and engineers have been able to sample methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic thanks to the redesign of an autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) octocopter.
  • Bristol scientist receives Wolfson Research Merit Award 25 August 2015 Professor Daniela Schmidt from the School of Earth Sciences is the recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for a project on the future of shelf-sea ecosystems.

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