Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays 10 December 2018 Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists have gained new insights into how this colour diversity evolved.
- Statement: Incident outside Victoria Rooms last month 14 December 2018 The University is aware of an incident which took place last month in which the fountains outside the Victoria Rooms were dyed red with direct references made to the 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech by Enoch Powell.
- England’s Bayeux Tapestry at the centre of new heritage trail of Shropshire’s historic churches 14 December 2018 Following research on remarkable medieval wall paintings at a village church in Shropshire, described as England’s Bayeux Tapestry, a University of Bristol academic and her team have created a new heritage trail around the local area.
- £3 million for major research study into UK greenhouse gas emissions 13 December 2018 A study to develop new methods for evaluating the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions using atmospheric observations has been awarded £3M by NERC. The project, led by researchers in Bristol’s School of Chemistry, is vital for assessing climate change mitigation measures.
- Share your Temple Quarter story 13 December 2018 Artists-in-residence for the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus want to hear your stories about the Temple Quarter area ahead of the development of the new campus close to Temple Meads station.
- Networking goes quantum 12 December 2018 A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol.
- University of Bristol recognised in second Life Sciences Sector Deal 12 December 2018 Life sciences is a sector that operates at the cutting-edge of technological developments and last week [7 December] the second Life Sciences Sector Deal was announced. The Great West region, including the University of Bristol, was recognised in the report for its flourishing life science industry, due to its collaboration between more established technology and digital businesses.
- Tube travel linked to the spread of flu-like illnesses 12 December 2018 Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it’s never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist.
- Research papers make top 100 most discussed research of 2018 11 December 2018 Four published papers co-authored by University of Bristol researchers are ranked in this year’s Altmetric Top 100 papers.
- BMI is a good measure of health after all, new study finds 11 December 2018 A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index (BMI) as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health.
- Grandfather’s high access to food increases grandson’s mortality risk 11 December 2018 New research has revealed how a paternal grandfather’s access to abundant food as a young boy causes their grandsons to have a higher risk of dying.