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Jurassic calamari: amazing fossil proves that flying reptiles preyed on squid

Jurassic calamari: amazing fossil proves that flying reptiles preyed on squid

Posted by lcb14 at Jan 28, 2020 08:47 AM |

An incredible fossil brought to light in a new research paper reveals the feeding habits of extinct flying reptiles. The beautifully preserved specimen is a Jurassic squid which has a broken pterosaur tooth actually embedded in its body – evidence of a violent interspecies struggle that took place 150 million years ago.

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Emeritus Professor wins Humming Bird Gold Medal

Emeritus Professor wins Humming Bird Gold Medal

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 02, 2019 12:40 PM |

Aftab Khan (Emeritus Professor in Geology) has been awarded the Humming Bird Gold Medal.

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Leicester Geologists play prominent part SGA 2019 Glasgow

Leicester Geologists play prominent part SGA 2019 Glasgow

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 17, 2019 11:55 AM |

Geologists from the School played a prominent part in the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Meeting in Glasgow at the end of August which was attended by nearly 700 delegates from around the world.

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Academics celebrate winning Prospect Think Tank Award

Posted by lcb14 at Jul 23, 2019 11:25 AM |

Davor Vidas, Honorary Visiting Professor from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway, along with contributions from University of Leicester and Anthropocene Working Group colleagues; Professor Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor Mark Williams and Dr Colin Waters are celebrating winning the 2019 Prospect Think Tank Award for Europe in the category of Science, Health, Energy and Environment.

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The University of Leicester receives MOVE software worth £1,334,160.00 donated by Petroleum Experts Limited

Posted by lcb14 at Jun 28, 2019 01:50 PM |

Staff and students in The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment are now able to utilise MOVE software for teaching and non-commercial research purposes.

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The world of business on an Anthropocene Earth

The world of business on an Anthropocene Earth

Posted by lcb14 at Jun 24, 2019 12:15 PM |

On the 3rd-5th June 2019, the University of Leicester hosted one of the world’s most renowned scholars, Professor Bruno Latour, in a three-day conversation on the Anthropocene, this event inaugurating the newly formed Anthropocene Research Group at Leicester.

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