3 September 2012
It all started with handing out 1,000 vials containing ‘alien bugs’ in Bristol’s shopping hub of Cabot Circus. Two years later, Conker Tree Science, a hypothesis-led citizen science project, has engaged thousands of people across the UK and generated important data about the spread of an invasive leaf-mining moth.
3 September 2012
A two-dimensional flood inundation model has helped advance the predictive tools used to generate national flood maps, assess flood risk for the global insurance and re-insurance industry and estimate flood damage.
21 August 2012
Can telling stories about a socialist past and sharing these with a wider public help improve understandings of multiculturalism in Britain today? Two researchers from the Department of German set out to explore this question with the East Meets West project, in which local Eastern European migrant communities play a central role.
18 July 2012
Cot deaths in the UK have fallen by 80 per cent over the last 20 years following groundbreaking research by Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology and Dr Pete Blair, Senior Research Fellow and their team
11 July 2012
A Bristol research team, headed by Professor Jonathan Sandy from Bristol Dental School, undertook a nationwide review of services for cleft palate patients in the UK, leading to dramatic improvements for patients and their families.
15 June 2012
Developing a new understanding of a nation’s experience during the Second World War can be an emotive, controversial area, particularly when discussions reveal a new, more painful history.
14 June 2012
An expert team of archaeologists is investigating Çaltılar 'höyük', an ancient settlement mound in Turkey, to uncover evidence about the region's early history.
8 June 2012
Latest research from the University of Bristol ensures that the little known role of British adventurers in the Latin American independence struggles is included in national events planned to commemorate 200 years of freedom from Spanish colonial rule.
1 June 2012
Pioneered by Professors Thoresen and Whitelaw in Bristol, a treatment which cools newborns now saves 1,500 from death and disability every year in the developed world.
29 May 2012
For years, scientists have endeavoured to gather evidence of how the Earth has evolved over time. In a bid to go yet further, Bristol scientists are taking an original tack, searching for ancient deep-sea corals that could further reveal the significance of the ocean to large scale global change