No substantive evidence for ‘pause’ in global warming 24 November 2015 There is no substantive evidence for a ‘pause’ or ‘hiatus’ in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
  • Earth’s first ecosystems were more complex than previously thought, study finds 27 November 2015 Computer simulations have allowed scientists to work out how a puzzling 555-million-year-old organism with no known modern relatives fed, revealing that some of the first large, complex organisms on Earth formed ecosystems that were much more complex than previously thought.
  • ‘Rising star’ Tom collects two international engineering awards in one week 27 November 2015 A University of Bristol PhD student, responsible for creating a unique technology that uses ultrasound to create tactile sensations in mid-air, is celebrating after winning two top awards in the space of a week.
  • Bristol Brain Centre opens at Southmead Hospital 27 November 2015 The new Bristol Brain Centre, which brings together expertise from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol, opened at Southmead Hospital on November 25. The centre is the first of its kind in the country to bring together research teams in the areas of multiple sclerosis, dementia and movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s.
  • Thousands of tree samples used to create ambitious public artwork 27 November 2015 Tree samples from around the world will tell the history of life in an ambitious public artwork due to be unveiled at the University of Bristol next spring.
  • Bristol postgraduates reap research rewards 27 November 2015 Six Bristol postgraduates have been awarded prizes for the exceptional quality of their research degree theses in the academic year 2014/15.
  • David Higgins, 1935-2015 26 November 2015 David Higgins, former Head of the Italian Department, died earlier this year. Felicity Firth offers a remembrance.
  • Environmental awards recognise Bristol’s student engagement 26 November 2015 Two University of Bristol projects are in the running for one of the UK’s most prestigious environmental awards, due to be announced this evening (26 November).
  • Big bucks for big questions 26 November 2015 The University of Bristol’s Particle Physics Group has been awarded a £3.5 million grant by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to support the group’s work at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and elsewhere for the next four years.
  • The future is bright for Bristol after enterprise hub is named best in world 25 November 2015 A national university business incubator, with offices in Bristol’s Engine Shed, has been named as the best in the world after creating 9,000 new jobs and contributing £3.8 billion to the UK economy. SETsquared, which is a partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, was awarded the top accolade by UBI Global today [25 November].
  • Passive smoking is associated with earlier delivery and lower birth weight 24 November 2015 It has been known for more than 50 years that a mother who smokes whilst pregnant is more likely to give birth to her baby prematurely. But what if a mother doesn’t smoke but lives with someone who does? New research by academics from the University of Bristol has found women exposed to passive smoking, on average, deliver their babies earlier and with lower birth weights compared to unexposed women.


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