Responding and adapting to climate change15 September 2014How should we address the scientific, cultural, health, and social issues arising from climate change when there is uncertainty about its effects? Experts from around the world will meet in Bristol this month to discuss how best to respond to climate change in an uncertain world.
Young researchers become business innovators15 September 2014Seven researchers from the University of Bristol have been selected from hundreds of hopefuls to take part in a brand new programme that will offer them support to turn their ideas into commercial technology start-ups.
Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus 11 September 2014Scientists today unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous period predator reveal it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment.
The quantum revolution is a step closer11 September 2014A new way to run a quantum algorithm using much simpler methods than previously thought has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol. These findings could dramatically bring forward the development of a 'quantum computer' capable of beating a conventional computer.
New study shows impact of movies on dog breed popularity10 September 2014The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University.
Chemists create 'assembly-line' for organic molecules 10 September 2014Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a process where reagents are added to a growing carbon chain with extraordinary high fidelity and precise orientation, thereby controlling the conformation of the molecule so that it adopts a helical or linear shape. The process can be likened to a molecular assembly line.
No north/south divide in global hydroxyl levels10 September 2014The self-cleansing power of the atmosphere does not differ substantially between the northern and southern hemisphere according to surprising new findings, based on observational data and modelling, published in Nature today.
Using antibiotics to help heart problems10 September 2014A research team from the University of Bristol is looking at whether an antibiotic has the potential to prevent or treat irregular heartbeats brought on by other medicines, thanks to a grant from national charity Heart Research UK.
HIV survival boost for South African patients10 September 2014South Africans with HIV have chances of remaining alive after two years on antiretroviral therapy (ART) that are comparable to those of North American patients, provided that therapy is started promptly, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine.
Doors Open for University buildings10 September 2014Interested in what goes on behind closed doors? This Saturday [13 September] four of the University’s buildings will be open to the public allowing for a unique experience of some of Bristol’s iconic buildings
App helps people to plan for Bristol Green Doors10 September 2014Over 20 properties will be taking part in this weekend’s Bristol Green Doors open home event [Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September] and visitors will have the opportunity to take full advantage of them thanks to the Digital Green Doors Android and iPhone smartphone and tablet application.
The future at our fingertips10 September 2014The ability for users to be more expressive when interacting with a device or system without touching it will be described by Professor Sriram Subramanian at the World Economic Forum meeting of the New Champions 2014 to be held in Tianjin, China this week [10-12 September 2014].
Understanding a molecular motor responsible for human development9 September 2014Another mystery of the human body has been solved by scientists who have identified how a molecular motor essential for human development works. They have also pinpointed why mutations in genes linked to this motor can lead to a range of human diseases.
Egyptian artworks trace ecological collapse over 6,000 years8 September 2014Depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artefacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable.
97 Hours of Consensus7 September 2014University of Bristol scientist Professor Richard Pancost will feature in the 97 Hours of Consensus campaign addressing one of the most significant and harmful myths about climate change.
One in five child deaths in England preventable5 September 2014Child deaths have fallen to very low rates in all industrialised countries, but many deaths in children and adolescents are still potentially preventable, and much more could be done to cut future deaths, according to a new three-part series on child deaths in high-income countries, published in The Lancet.
Bats change strategy when food is scarce5 September 2014Bats could be more flexible in their echolocation behaviour than previously thought, according to a new study into the foraging techniques of the desert long-eared bat by researchers at the University of Bristol.
£1.87m for state-of-the art imaging system4 September 2014A cutting edge system for high resolution imaging and spectroscopy – the first of its kind in the UK – will be installed at the University of Bristol thanks to a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The Conquering Hero4 September 2014Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and the University of Bristol are delighted to announce a co-production in commemoration of the outbreak of WW1: A fully staged, 'script-in-hand' performance of The Conquering Hero by Allan Monkhouse, Monday 6 October - Sunday 12 October.
How good is the fossil record?4 September 2014Do all the millions of fossils in museums around the world give a balanced view of the history of life, or is the record too incomplete to be sure? This question was first recognised by Charles Darwin and has worried scientists ever since.
£70,000 funding boost for dementia research3 September 2014Scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Bath will come together to help defeat dementia, thanks to a new research network across the UK being funded by a leading dementia research charity.
Help stop the decline of bees with only a single window box1 September 2014Imagine a world without cappuccinos, chocolate, apples, strawberries or even Somerset cider. These products are all dependent on insect pollination, yet in recent years there has been a dramatic decline in bee and pollinator populations. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can make a difference with only a single window box.