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Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
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Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
Date:
01/03/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researchers pioneer LGBTQ inclusivity in higher education

Birmingham researchers pioneer LGBTQ inclusivity in higher education
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published recommendations for best practice on LGBTQ- inclusivity in the higher education curriculum - based on the results of an extensive survey into the experiences of both LGBTQ and straight cisgender students and staff on campus.
Date:
01/03/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

UK and Indian experts meet for clean cold boost to farmers' income

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UK and Indian experts today joined forces with their counterparts in India to explore how 'clean cold' technology can provide people across the Indian subcontinent with fresher food whilst boosting incomes for farmers in India.
Date:
28/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Addison's patients lack killer immune cells - study

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Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.
Date:
27/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

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A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20/02/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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