Science and Environment

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here’s what it looked like

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here’s what it looked like

Posted by ap507 at Aug 13, 2018 04:12 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professors Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and PhD researcher Thomas Hearing discuss what can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past

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The Meg: the ocean’s fossil record is a treasure trove for potential monster movies

The Meg: the ocean’s fossil record is a treasure trove for potential monster movies

Posted by ap507 at Aug 10, 2018 02:58 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Tom Fletcher discusses how Megalodons are the latest Hollywood monster to leap out of the fossil record - and questions what else is lurking in prehistoric seas

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Coral reefs are at risk from rats that have invaded nearby islands

Coral reefs are at risk from rats that have invaded nearby islands

Posted by ap507 at Jul 12, 2018 09:39 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professors Mark Williams and Jan Zalasiewicz explain how new findings from the Chagos Islands are a perfect parable for the Anthropocene

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How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger

How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger

Posted by ap507 at Jul 09, 2018 09:40 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Sean Avery from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment has discussed how Lake Turkana's status as a World Heritage Site hasn't protected it from environmental threats

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Descended testicles: DNA study drops new hints on secrets of low hanging glands

Descended testicles: DNA study drops new hints on secrets of low hanging glands

Posted by ap507 at Jun 29, 2018 09:28 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, PhD student Neil Adams discusses how 'molecular fossils' in the DNA of elephants could help explain why their testicles are inside their bodies

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Astronauts: Have You Got What It Takes? My journey to being selected as the BBC show’s final candidate

Astronauts: Have You Got What It Takes? My journey to being selected as the BBC show’s final candidate

Posted by ap507 at May 03, 2018 10:55 AM |

Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics at the University of Leicester, has been interviewed by Womanthology about her research, her role at Leicester and her passion for space

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