Patrick Kennedy awarded prestigious PhD thesis prizes 30 October 2020 Patrick Kennedy has won three awards for his PhD thesis. In addition to the University of Bristol prize for the best thesis in the Faculty of Life Sciences, he has won the John C. Marsden Medal from the Linnean Society and the Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize from the Zoological Society of London.
- Patrick Kennedy awarded prestigious PhD thesis prizes 30 October 2020 Patrick Kennedy has won three awards for his PhD thesis. In addition to the University of Bristol prize for the best thesis in the Faculty of Life Sciences, he has won the John C. Marsden Medal from the Linnean Society and the Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize from the Zoological Society of London.
- Deep sea coral time machines reveal ancient CO2 burps 29 October 2020 The fossilised remains of ancient deep-sea corals may act as time machines providing new insights into the effect the ocean has on rising CO2 levels, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Bristol, St Andrews and Nanjing and published in Science Advances.
- Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains 29 October 2020 A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma.
- Ancient tiny teeth reveal first mammals lived more like reptiles 29 October 2020 Pioneering analysis of 200 million-year-old teeth belonging to the earliest mammals suggests they functioned like their cold-blooded counterparts - reptiles, leading less active but much longer lives.
- Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years 29 October 2020 Pterodactyls and related winged reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs steadily improved their ability to fly, becoming the deadly masters of the sky, over the course of millions of years.
- World’s greatest mass extinction triggered switch to warm-bloodedness 19 October 2020 Mammals and birds today are warm-blooded, and this is often taken as the reason for their great success.
- Battling with neighbours could make animals smarter 6 October 2020 From ants to primates, ‘Napoleonic’ intelligence has evolved to help animals contend with the myriad cognitive challenges arising from interactions with rival outsiders, suggest researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published in Nature Communications today [Tuesday 6 October].
- Mud-slurping chinless ancestors had all the moves 1 October 2020 A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, despite lacking jaws and paired fins.
- New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas 30 September 2020 While dinosaurs ruled the land in the Mesozoic, the oceans were filled by predators such as crocodiles and giant lizards, but also entirely extinct groups such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs.
- Flexible genes establish widespread bacteriophage pan-genomes in cryoconite hole ecosystems 29 September 2020 Researchers from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, University of Bristol, Reading and Aberystwyth, UK, the University of Minnesota, USA and Aarhus University, Denmark, sequenced the genomes (their total DNA) of viruses which infect microbes found on the surface of glaciers from the Alps, Greenland and Svalbard, to show that they are remarkably stable in the environment.