New voting advice tool launched to provide insight into policy preferences31 May 2017A new, interactive website launched this week to help voters in the upcoming UK general election determine which party policies they most closely identify with. The online voting advice application, called WhoGetsMyVoteUK, is part of a collaborative project led by Oxford Brookes, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol.
Lift-off for new space network for UK universities 30 May 2017A new network that will support university space science and engineering will be officially launched at the UK Space Conference 2017 today [Tuesday 30 May]. The Space Universities Network (SUN) will provide resources and events to assist with the teaching of space science and engineering in UK universities and help ensure that graduates are ready for the challenges of future space exploration.
Just how old are animals? 30 May 2017The origin of animals was one of the most important events in the history of Earth. Beautifully preserved fossil embryos suggest that our oldest ancestors might have existed a little more than half a billion years ago.
Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought30 May 2017Taking a fresh look at evidence from satellite data, and using the latest theories from complexity science, researchers at the University of Bristol have provided new evidence to show that the Amazon rainforest is not as fragile as previously thought. The research is published today in Nature Communications.
Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study26 May 2017Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour.
Poo patrol: Bristol’s Big Spray Day – May 2624 May 2017Primary schools and communities across Bristol will be joining forces with the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and Sustainable Learning on Friday, May 26 to fight back against the scourge of dog fouling on the streets of the city.
Interrogating proteins 22 May 2017Scientists from the University of Bristol have designed a new protein structure, and are using it to understand how protein structures are stabilised.
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium22 May 2017The University of Bristol held its first Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium last month [Thursday 27 April]. During the symposium, scientists had the opportunity to find out about current research and share best practice of the ‘3Rs’: Replace, Reduce and Refine.
Hothouse climates of the past – lessons for the future19 May 2017Some of the world's leading climate change scientists will be in Bristol next week to discuss extreme warm climates throughout the history of the earth and how they help us understand the future of our planet.
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families19 May 2017Selective education harms the university prospects of bright pupils who just miss out on a place at a grammar school, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University of Bristol and University of Warwick.
Final episode of ‘Trust me, I’m a vet’ from Vet School17 May 2017The University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and Langford Vets is the location for the third and final episode of the BBC Two series, ‘Trust me, I’m a Vet’, presented by Bristol veterinary alumnus, Steve Leonard.
Researchers explore Bristol’s book scene16 May 2017What do books mean to you? How does the form of a book relate to its content? Join independent publishers, book artists and letterpress printers to explore book making in Bristol.
Con artists and traffic wardens: the secret lives of flowers15 May 2017How do bees maintain a healthy bee lifestyle and how do plants manipulate their pollinators? These questions and many more will be answered this Sunday [May 21] when the University of Bristol Botanic Garden celebrates the fourth international Fascination of Plants Day.
Donate, don’t ditch: election archive needs your political publicity12 May 2017With the general election less than a month away, the campaign trail is hotting up and election literature is being produced thick and fast. An archive of election material, believed to be the biggest of its kind in the UK, is urging the public not to throw away any publicity, but to help capture Britain’s political history.
Bristol Old Vic: The Geraldine Menez Award 2017 11 May 2017A University of Bristol student studying Theatre and Performance Studies has been presented with an award by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre acknowledging outstanding engagement with the University’s Theatre Collection.
Combining heroin and commonly prescribed non-opioid pain killers leads to a significant rise in overdose deaths11 May 2017A multi-disciplinary study has shown that the recent substantial increase in prescriptions for two drugs, pregabalin and gabapentin, used widely for a range of neurological disorders is closely correlated with a rise in the number of overdose deaths in England and Wales. These drugs have become drugs of abuse, according to new University of Bristol findings published in Addiction, which highlight that they are especially dangerous when used with heroin or other opioids
Brexit – its impact on Bristol11 May 2017How Bristol addresses the local challenges – and opportunities – brought on by Brexit is the focus of a free public event on Tuesday 23 May bringing experts in immigration, trade, politics and sociology from the Universities of Bristol and West of England together in constructive dialogue with local community leaders, city officials, business people, local charities, and community activists. Mayor Marvin Rees and Vice Chancellor Hugh Brady will be in attendance to welcome participants at the day’s event.
Energy efficiency is important to wireless and broadcast networks9 May 2017When a digital TV system operates with excess transmit power there is no benefit for either the user or broadcaster. New research has found that by deploying a spatially adaptive broadcast system, broadcast powers can be reduced by up to 35 per cent, reducing carbon emissions and saving money.
We can’t always believe our eyes9 May 2017A blue plaque to commemorate the life and work of a great interdisciplinary thinker, whose interest was in visual illusion and what these revealed about human perception, will be unveiled tomorrow [Wednesday 10 May]. Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol will unveil the plaque to honour Professor Richard Gregory, a leading Bristol academic and psychologist.