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Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes 30 July 2014 Finland’s love of milk has been traced back to 2500 BC thanks to high-tech techniques to analyse residues preserved in fragments of ancient pots.
  • Verifying the future of quantum computing 30 July 2014 Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolutionise the way we trade over the internet and provide new tools to perform powerful simulations.
  • Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes 30 July 2014 Finland’s love of milk has been traced back to 2500 BC thanks to high-tech techniques to analyse residues preserved in fragments of ancient pots.
  • Tribunal fees have ‘severely limited access to justice’ for workers 29 July 2014 The introduction of employment tribunal fees a year ago has severely limited access to justice for workers, according to researchers who are calling for the regime to be overhauled.
  • New research to tackle treatment for lung disease 29 July 2014 Research into improving treatment for patients with one of the UK’s most common respiratory diseases has received a £810,000 funding boost.
  • Scissoring the lipids 28 July 2014 A new strategy which enables molecules to be disconnected essentially anywhere, even remote from functionality, is described by researchers from the University of Bristol in Nature Chemistry today. The method is now being developed to explore the possibility of creating a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine.
  • Vet School academic receives AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Award 28 July 2014 This week the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will recognise the University of Bristol feline medicine specialist Professor Timothy Gruffydd-Jones with the 2014 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Award at its 2014 meeting.
  • Girls enjoy an engineering experience 28 July 2014 Last week, 97 girls aged 12- to 14-years-old from across the UK benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at the University of Bristol. Financially supported by the ERA Foundation and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, this three-day residential programme [21-23 July] was organised by The Smallpeice Trust to provide students with the opportunity to learn about engineering through a series of presentations and practical workshops.
  • Noise pollution impacts fish species differently 25 July 2014 Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter which tested fish anti-predator behaviour.
  • Research shows impact of soft drinks in meal planning 25 July 2014 New research by academics in the University of Bristol’s Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU) has looked into whether we take liquid calories into account when planning meals.
  • Fossils found in Siberia suggest all dinosaurs had feathers 24 July 2014 The first ever example of a plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales has been discovered in Russia. Previously only flesh-eating dinosaurs were known to have had feathers so this new find indicates that all dinosaurs could have been feathered.

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