Half a billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies 22 March 2019 One of the ocean’s little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures.
- Half a billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies 22 March 2019 One of the ocean’s little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures.
- A Biography of Professor Jane Memmott 15 March 2019 “I’m still smiling!” was Professor Jane Memmott’s reply to being asked her feelings about becoming the newly-elected president of the British Ecological Society. In an office filled with shelves of books, a case of preserved butterflies, feathers from various species and a plant collection to rival the rest of the life sciences building, I interviewed Professor Jane Memmott on her career, interests and her journey towards the prestigious position she holds today.
- ‘Get engaged to save planet’ Sir David Attenborough urges young people as he receives a Lifetime Achievement award 13 March 2019 Sir David Attenborough has urged young people to ‘get engaged, come together and do something’ about the threats facing the natural world.
- Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students 13 March 2019 Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the first UK study, published in Education Research International, to measure the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on students.
- Scientists put ichthyosaurs in virtual water tanks 6 March 2019 Using computer simulations and 3D models, palaeontologists from the University of Bristol have uncovered more detail on how Mesozoic sea dragons swam.
- Molecular heaters to boost crop growth thanks to €4.9 million project 26 February 2019 A €4.9 million EU H2020 grant will enable a consortium of researchers from across Europe, to embark on a project called 'Boostcrop'. They will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methodologies to design molecular heaters which will enhance crop growth under cold and freezing stress.
- Bristol undergraduate reconstructs the skulls of two species of ancient reptile 26 February 2019 Using two partially fragmented fossil skulls, a student at the University of Bristol has digitally reconstructed, in three-dimensions, the skulls of two species of ancient reptile that lived in the Late Triassic, one of which had been previously known only from its jaws.
- University of Bristol researchers embark on a programme to develop crop production technology 22 February 2019 Dr Antony Dodd, whose internationally leading research at the University of Bristol focuses on circadian rhythms, plant physiology and environmental signalling, has been awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship to contribute to product development at the Bristol-based start-up company LettUs Grow.
- Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life 22 February 2019 Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol have shed new light on a jaw-snapping species of prehistoric worm using half-a-billion-year-old fossils kept at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
- Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol to Simon Pugh-Jones MBE 21 February 2019 Simon Pugh-Jones MBE is the founder of the Writhlington School Orchid project, which since 1993 has been leading conservation education initiatives in Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.