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.
- 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.
- Professor Charles Tomlinson, 1927-2015 25 August 2015 Charles Tomlinson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and an internationally acclaimed poet, died on 22 August 2015 aged 88. His colleague and friend, Professor David Hopkins, offers a remembrance.
- Professor Jon Keating appointed new Chair of Heilbronn Institute 24 August 2015 Professor Jon Keating has been appointed Chair of the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary in October this year.
- School of Physics and Oxford Instruments sign a Memorandum of Understanding 24 August 2015 The University’s School of Physics has entered into a strategic relationship with Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high-technology tools and systems for industry and research.
- Car crash survivor becomes world's first tetraplegic Tough Mudder 24 August 2015 Student Rob Camm has become the world’s first tetraplegic to complete a Tough Mudder challenge after finishing the gruelling 12-mile course in a wheelchair he controls with his chin.
- Cutting public spending on the old is not the answer to youth crisis 24 August 2015 Young people’s falling long-term economic prospects are not down to older people in society hoarding all the wealth, and will not be improved by cutting pensioner benefits to fund more public spending on young people, according to a new TUC report which draws on analysis by researchers from the University of Bristol.