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Fascination of Plants Day: What are the important questions for plant science research? 18 May 2021 What are the most important challenges for plant science research? Today [18 May] is the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day and researchers from the University of Bristol and The New Phytologist would like to find out from members of the public and academia, farmers, policy makers, funding bodies and industry what issues plant science research should tackle.
- Fascination of Plants Day: What are the important questions for plant science research? 18 May 2021 What are the most important challenges for plant science research? Today [18 May] is the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day and researchers from the University of Bristol and The New Phytologist would like to find out from members of the public and academia, farmers, policy makers, funding bodies and industry what issues plant science research should tackle.
- New world food court opens in Senate House after major refurbishment 18 May 2021 Senate House has reopened with a new world food court, space for Bristol SU and a soon-to-open bar.
- Study finds increased emotional difficulties in children during the pandemic 17 May 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic may be associated with continuing emotional and behavioural difficulties in children after the age of two, a new study out today [17 May] from researchers at the University of Bristol has found.
- Study shows online gambling soared during lockdown, especially among regular gamblers 17 May 2021 Regular gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
- The Keen, the Concerned, the Content: the three groups anticipating the return of normal life post-Covid 16 May 2021 The UK population is made up of three distinct groups, each with different levels of concern and eagerness about going back to normal life after the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study has found. The study was carried out by King’s College London, the University of Bristol and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, and is based on Ipsos MORI survey data.
- Herbivores developed powerful jaws to digest tougher plants following the Mass Extinctions 14 May 2021 The evolution of herbivores is linked to the plants that survived and adapted after the ‘great dying’, when over 90% of the world’s species were wiped out 252 million years ago.
- Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues 14 May 2021 Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.
- Antarctic ice sheet retreat could trigger chain reaction 13 May 2021 The Antarctic ice sheet was even more unstable in the past than previously thought, and at times possibly came close to collapse, new research suggests.
- University of Bristol students to showcase innovative research in interactive online festival 13 May 2021 Control tiny robots, design a house on Mars and explore medieval manuscripts - these are just some activities on offer at this year’s Research without Borders: The University of Bristol’s Public Festival of Postgraduate Research, which returns on Wednesday 19 May in a new online format.
- Over a fifth of all child deaths in England could be avoided by reducing deprivation, new report finds 13 May 2021 Around 700 child deaths that occur in England each year might be avoided by reducing deprivation, finds a new NHS England-funded report published today [13 May]. The University of Bristol National Child Mortality Database (NCMD)-led analysis identified a clear association between the risk of death and level of deprivation for children in England, for all categories of death except cancer.