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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2015

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From energy storage to the the next biological revolution...
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16/02/2015

New Testament Papyrus Discovered in Birmingham!

New Testament Papyrus Discovered in Birmingham!
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A fourth-century papyrus with text from the Acts of the Apostles has been identified in the University of Birmingham's Cadbury Research Library by Prof. Lincoln Blumell.
Date:
05/02/2015

University of Birmingham climbs five places in international outlook rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen five points to be placed 81st among the top 100 international universities in the world 2015, as ranked by the Times Higher Education magazine.
Date:
29/01/2015

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
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Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.A study led by the University of Birmingham (UK), shows vast carbon-rich layers of peat (dead plant debris) found across the world are under threat from a drop in general water table levels and warmer temperatures, as a result of climate change. With drier peatlands becoming more prevalent and wildfire activity on the increase, the peat's carbon content is at a higher risk of being released into our atmosphere.
Date:
27/01/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2015

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From loading dishwashers to the Large Hadron Collider and more...
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26/01/2015

New Workshop at EABS Annual Meeting 2015

New Workshop at EABS Annual Meeting 2015
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The European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting for 2015 will include a new workshop session on Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur'an convened by ITSEE postgraduate student, Theodora Panella.
Date:
14/01/2015

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers
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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 79th overall in the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces. Birmingham's position in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015 sees an impressive rise of 180 places from last year, reflecting the University's ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.
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14/01/2015

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
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22/12/2014

Indonesia's Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate

Indonesia's Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate
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Current Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), His Excellency (H. E.) Dr Desra Percaya has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Percaya was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) on Thursday 11 December in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
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12/12/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2014

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Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise
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09/12/2014
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Being a couch potato is even worse than we thought

Carolyn Greig looks at the evidence linking sedentary lifestyles to diseases such as cancer and diabetes – and asks how we can help older people become more active.

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