New study finds children become less active each year of primary school12 November 2019A new study from the University of Bristol has revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school. Between the ages of six and 11, children lost on average more than an hour of exercise in the week, with an even greater fall on weekends.
Professor Elmer Rees, 1941-2019 11 November 2019Professor Elmer Rees CBE passed away peacefully on 4 October 2019 after a long period of ill health. His colleague Professor Jon Keating offers this fond remembrance.
Technology to offer visitors ‘immersive’ National Trust experience7 November 2019How can the sights and sounds of history be brought alive for modern visitors to National Trust properties? Cutting edge technology could provide an answer, so the conservation charity will work with University experts to create new multi-sensory experiences at some of its places in the South West and Wales.
Free vaccines for dog and cat owners in Lawrence Weston5 November 2019A free vaccination programme for dogs and cats has been organised by a student-led organisation from the Bristol Veterinary School. The Bristol Paws Project, which aims to help owners and pets that may not otherwise be able to afford veterinary treatments, organised a free vaccination drive last month, and the second set of vaccines will be administered tomorrow [Wednesday 6 November].
New cyber security guide is the first to gather global expertise5 November 2019Some of the world’s leading experts in cyber security have pooled their academic and industry insights to produce an authoritative guide that could help organisations to future proof their resources. The guide, the first of its kind, will also help expand the capabilities of those who will be at the forefront of tackling the challenges of an increasingly connected world.
Animations in Amazonia 4 November 2019A Social Anthropologist from the University of Bristol has been working with the Matses, an indigenous people who live in a very remote area of the Amazon rainforest, to create a series of animated films that aim to raise awareness of their culture and the challenges they face in the 21st century.
Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs 4 November 2019A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of modern animals, there is a feeding pyramid, with plants at the bottom, then plant-eaters, and then meat-eaters at the top.
Study shows heavy smoking can have a damaging effect on facial ageing1 November 2019Heavy smoking may have a causal effect on facial ageing, according to new research led by the University of Bristol. The study searched across 18,000 traits from the UK Biobank cohort to identify those that may be affected by how heavily someone smokes. As well as recognising several known adverse effects such as on lung health, the research also found heavy smoking could influence appearance.